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Weigh Environmental Justice, Climate in Coal Leasing, States Say

Oct. 5, 2021, 5:11 PM

Four Democratic state attorneys general called on the Bureau of Land Management Tuesday to take climate change and environmental justice into full account when making decisions about coal leasing on federal lands.

“The decisions we make on climate today will reverberate for generations,” said California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) in a letter to the bureau. “We see it every time we face a ‘once in a generation’ wildfire or drought—and we see it every day in the millions of Californians bearing the brunt of environmental pollution and suffering the resulting health consequences.”

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