New home page for US Bureau of Land Management pushes coal, and more coal
By: +David Herron; Date: April 7, 2017
Given the Trump Administration actions on fossil fuels and climate protections -- namely, a push to expand fossil fuels while gutting environmental regulations -- this switch on the Bureau of Land Management home page is to be expected. Where the BLM had formerly pushed natural scenery and national parks, it's now a gigantic coal seam in Wyoming.
To top it off, one of the front page news items announces a new lease for a coal mining operation in Utah. Canyon Fuel Company paid over $22 million for a lease on the Greens Hollow tract, and it's expected to produce 56 million tons of coal. The lease sale was held on January 4, 2017, making it an Obama Administration thing.
The coal is located underground, and the company plans to dig a mine making two "small" surface disturbances.
Of course the real issue is the environmental impact of that coal. And all the other Coal the Trump Administration is slated to encourage, instead of encouraging the clean renewable energy technologies we all need.