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Defend Our Land Against Big Coal’s Profit Schemes!

Taxpayers own 127 billion tons of coal but coal companies aren't repaying us for the coal produced on federal land.

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

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Coal companies were able to pocket an extra $40 million dollars in 2011 alone because of this loophole. Take action now to ensure they pay…Read More

10 Things To Know About Leasing Coal On Public Land

Bonnie Stewart
One of Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden’s first moves as chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was to seek an investigation into the royalties taxpayers get back for coal mined on public land. At issue: Are coal companies paying artificially low compensation to taxpayers for the coal they’re extracting from public lands and sending…Read More