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The Trump administration opens the doors to new coal leasing on public lands, unraveling progress in policies to fight against climate change and stop taxpayer abuse.
Congress is proposing to use the Congressional Review Act to reinstate a loophole that allows some of the world’s biggest coal companies to continue to dodge royalty payments owed to U.S. taxpayers.
Trump’s selection of Ryan Zinke could threaten recent progress to reduce pollution and taxpayer abuse in the federal coal leasing program.
The workshop, organized by Columbia University, brought together industry analysts, bankers, traders, and credit raters—with a dose of government and academic experts.
By Joshua Mantell
The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (CO)
The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (DC)