US District Judge Brian Morris has given the Trump Administration until the end of 2019 to examine mining reductions in the country’s top coal producing regions, as a means of tackling climate change.
The order given by Judge Morris pertains to the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming, which supplied approximately 40% of the country’s coal.
Additionally, 2015 plans by the US Bureau of Land Management to lease over 10 billion t of coal in the area are being challenged by environmentalists.
Al Nash, Spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management, stated that the agency is currently reviewing Judge Morris’ order.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/exploration-and-development/07082018/usa-to-weigh-reductions-in-major-coal-regions-by-late-2019/