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U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.

September 16, 2014 12:23 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Montana coal swap revised to make deal more even

Hoping to placate critics of a proposed three-way coal swap involving the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is offering new legislation to make the deal more balanced.

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