Bloomberg Law
July 20, 2020, 7:05 PMUpdated: July 20, 2020, 7:24 PM

California, Other States File New Complaint Over Coal Leases (1)

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

The Interior Department failed to conduct adequate environmental review in its decision to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing, California, New York, and other states say in a supplemental complaint filed in a Montana federal court Monday.

The department’s review failed to acknowledge the significant environmental impacts of the program in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Federal Land Policy Management Act, and the Mineral Leasing Act, according to the document filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.

The Obama administration imposed a moratorium on coal leasing on federal ...

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