Monday, April 4, 2011

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Interior’s Sham Coal Leasing Program in Nation’s Largest Coal Producing Region

Today WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife today filed suit for clean energy, challenging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s and the Bureau of Land Management’s refusal to properly manage and plan coal leasing in the nation’s largest coal producing region.

“If we have any chance of confronting global warming in the U.S., we need to reform coal mining in the Powder River Basin,” said Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians.  “This region is responsible for more carbon dioxide than any other single activity in the nation—for the sake of our communities, our economy, and our environment, we need to change course.”

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