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    Environmental Protection Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild…Read More

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Sierra Club
Sierra Club Campaign leader

On Thursday the Department of the Interior closed a loophole that allowed unfair profits on fossil fuels extracted from public lands. This…Read More

U.S. hardens royalty rules on fossil fuel production | Agweek

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday completed new rules for how energy companies value oil, gas and coal extracted from federal land in a reform meant to protect taxpayers' stake in those sales. The Interior Department updated the valuation rules that were first enacted in the 1980s and have not been significantly changed in over a…Read More
Sierra Club
Sierra Club Campaign leader

"Nearly 41 percent of American coal comes from government-owned land. The price industry pays to mine that coal hasn’t changed in more…Read More

Why Does So Much U.S. Coal Come from Federal Land?

By hitting “pause” on granting new federal coal leases, the Obama administration is facing up to an uncomfortable reality in its drive to meet climate targets: Nearly 41 percent of American coal comes from government-owned land. The price industry pays to mine that coal hasn’t changed in more than 30 years. Now, the Interior Department plans…Read More