2 edition of Review of planning considerations in Federal coal leasing found in the catalog.
by United States, Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C
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Accordingly, the department’s NEPA obligation for the Federal Coal Management Program terminated with its adoption in ” Reversing Obama’s Policy. The ruling is a setback for environmental activists who have been trying to end the federal government’s coal leasing . Background on the Federal Coal Review Process In January the Secretary of the Interior announced a pause on leasing federal coal.2 No new leases will be offered until the Department of Interior completes a full review of the federal coal-leasing program.3 Several recent reports from the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector.
Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate potential reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it is properly structured to provide a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs. If the demand for Federal coal does not increase to these levels of po-tential production, then not all the Federal leases that could technically and eco-nomically be developed will be mined. We hope that this report will provide Congress with helpful insights for the impending debates on Federal coal leasing and coal use goals for the United.
COAL GOALS: Four states, as well as a coalition of environmental groups and tribes, are challenging the Trump administration in an attempt to prevent it from moving ahead with leasing federal. A federal judge has ruled the Trump administration must complete an environmental analysis before lifting an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on public lands. It's the latest blow to .
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Review of planning considerations in Federal coal leasing Item Preview remove-circle (OTA's) report, 'Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program.''' "July 9, " Notes.
some content may be lost due to the binding of the book. Addeddate Call number HDI Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Pages: BLM LIBRARY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR REVIEW OF PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS IN FEDERAL COAL LEASING WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, -3>W h THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR WASHINGTON ti Honorable George Bush President of the Senate Washington, D.C.
Dear Mr. President: Bureau of Land Management Library Bldg. 50, Denver Federal Center. Planning and Environmental Assessment in the Federal Coal Leasing Program Several aspects of the current leasing and envi- ronmental protection programs described in the previous chapter have been criticized as inade- quate to assure the development of Federal coal lease tracts in an environmentally compatible manner.
Federal-State Coal Review of planning considerations in Federal coal leasing book Board, that meets annually to review the program from the national perspective, d. Maximum public participation throughout the regional leasing process is encouraged. The regional coal leasing planning process is sequential and progresses from a broad consideration of a large land area to a moreAuthor: John Latz.
In JanuaryU.S. Department of the Interior began the first programmatic review of the Federal coal leasing program in 30 years in order to address a range of issues, including the return to the taxpayer and coal leasing impacts on the environment.
This report focuses on the issue of whether the Federal coal leasing program. Then, today, the administration offered their plan: suspending new coal leasing activity until a top-to-bottom review of federal leasing provisions is complete.
A temporary moratorium on new federal coal leasing activity is mostly a symbolic act because the vast majority of coal mined in any given year is from existing leases, and this coal is.
9—Federal Coal Lease Management to an informal moratorium on further leasing of Federal coal in In the mora-torium was formalized by secretarial order but modifications provided for new leases to maintain existing mines or to supply near-term production to satisfy existing market de-mands.6 The Department of the Interior (DOI).
Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program (May ) fcited herein as OTA Report.] 6. U.S. Department of the Interior, Review of Planning Considerations in Federal Coal Leasing (July 9, ) (Interior's response to the OTA Report).
Bureau Land Management, U.S. Dept, of Interior, Federal Coal Management Program. BLM Coal Program Quick Statistics • BLM currently administers coal leases • In the last 10 years (): • BLM-managed lands produced approximately billion tons, worth over $ billion1 • This production generated $ billion in royalties and $ billion in rents, bonuses, and other payments1 • BLM held 32 coal lease sales • In The BLM manages coal leasing on the Federal mineral estate with development potential, which totals about million acres, with the goal of providing a fair return for the American taxpayer while allowing environmentally responsible energy our coal data page for national and regional coal lease statistics.
“[The] Final EA ignores many of the impacts and concerns that warrant consideration in an updated environmental review of the program, such as harm to public lands and wildlife from coal. Exclusion of formal expressions of leasing interest during land use planning may unnecessarily restrict coal development and force it to less economically and possibly even less environmentally suitable locations.
The BLM will review your application to assure that it conforms to pertinent land-use plans and determine if the coal tract you propose to lease is appropriate for coal leasing. The BLM also will review geologic information for the area to ensure the tract is reasonably configured such that federal coal will not be bypassed.
FEDERAL COAL LEASING MORATORIUM: AN EXAMINATION OF THE REASONS DRIVING A DISRUPTIVE POLICY J Prepared by: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C. leasing process as the federal coal leasing program.
As of Decemthere were four operations mining tribal coal. Generally, revenues from federal coal leases are split equally between the federal government and the state in which the coal lease is located. and permitting for onshore lands subject to the control of the federal government.
The report first reviews the laws and regulations affecting leasing of federal lands for exploration and production of oil, natural gas, and coal, as well as the permits that lessees must obtain in order to explore for and produce these resources.
Yet federal coal leasing has been the source of controversy for decades. The first significant leasing of federal coal occurred in the s, but largely for speculative reasons. As criticisms of the BLM’s management of the program mounted, DOI imposed a moratorium on leasing to provide time to review the program and make needed changes.
To put the federal coal program in context, it made up more than 42 percent of total U.S. coal production inbut accounted for only 20 percent of the total value of coal mined nationally that year. Because federal coal is produced primarily from efficient surface mines, federal coal production employs relatively few people.
Review of the unsuitability criteria in federal coal leasing. Washington, D.C.: The Bureau, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States.
Bureau of Land Management.; United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Date: Janu Contacts: [email protected] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released the results of a comprehensive, public review of the Nation’s federal coal program.
The review, based on hundreds of thousands of public comments and prompted by a Secretarial Order. Trump's Interior Secretary, David Bernhardt, a former oil industry lobbyist now in charge of agencies that oversee oil, gas and coal leasing on federal lands and coastlines, called the NEPA plan.
We’re taking the Trump Administration to court over its haphazard decision to restart the federal coal leasing program without any consideration of the serious consequences for environmental justice communities and climate change.
The Trump Administration has repeatedly thrown out the rule book in order to benefit super polluting coal companies.Separately, the IG investigated the coal leasing process, the coal lease inspection and enforcement program, and the venting of methane gas from coal mines The report resulting from this latter IG investigation was released on Jand included a series of recommendations for changes to various aspects of the coal leasing program.