Director Biden. Supports the Powder Trump-Era River Basin Coal Plan

By Humberto J. Rocha (Jan. 11, 2022, 4:27 p.m. EST) – The federal government has defended its revisions to coal leasing and land use plans in the Powder River Basin mining region, refuting claims by environmental groups that change always does. failing to comply with a 2018 court order and environmental regulations.

In a brief in support of its counterclaim for summary judgment filed in Montana federal court on Friday, the Bureau of Land Management claimed that, following a 2018 court order, it updated its carbon filtering process and considered alternatives that reduce the amount of land acceptable. so that the coal rental complies with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The BLM said its 2019 fired …

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