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Maysdorf II By the Numbers: BLM's Big Coal Giveaway Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Bureau of Land Management will sell off roughly 148 million tons of coal. The BLM is opening the sealed bids for the so-called "Maysdorf II" tract in the heart of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The coal will likely be sold to Cloud Peak Energy, which operates the adjacent Cordero Rojo mine, one of the nation's largest strip mine operations.  Cloud Peak Energy's Tesoro Rojo mine, soon to be expanded.
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Coal shoulder: BLM sells controversial coal mining lease, but no one’s buying

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (last year)

Wyoming's Bureau of Land Management held a sale for the lease of 148 million tons of coal that received not a single bid, a first in state history. Read Post

An End to Powder River Basin Coal Leases? Second Auction in Two Months Fails to Seal a Mining Deal

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : DeSmogBlog (11 months ago)

The Bureau of Land Management is having a hard time getting rid of our publicly owned coal. For the second time in two months, a federal coal lease auction resulted in no sales. On Wednesday, the BLM announced that it was officially... Read Post

The BLM’s Corrupt Coal Leasing Program: Billions In Subsidies To Peabody, Gigatons Of Carbon Pollution For The Rest Of Us

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress (2 years ago)

by Joe Smyth Next week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to hold an “auction” for 721 million tons of taxpayer-owned coal in the Powder River Basin. This is for the North Porcupine tract, and like the South Porcupine... Read Post


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