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Coal lease suspension affects 30-plus mining projects

In this April 4, 2013 photo, coal is loaded onto hopper cars at the Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont. At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

BILLINGS, Mont. — At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday. The coal leasing program is on hold for up to three years while the Interior Department reviews fees paid by mining companies and ...

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Cramer: House votes to protect coal industry from needless regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1644, Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act or the STREAM Act. The bill directs the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) of the Department of the Interior to make available to the public 90 days prior to its publication any draft, final, ...

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