Publicly owned coal accounts for about 40% of coal mined each year in the United States.
Yet, for decades, the Department of Interior has chronically undervalued our public coal, which has resulted in billions of dollars in lost revenue to state and federal governments. Federal coal management of this taxpayer-owned resource is woefully out of date.
Tell Secretary Sally Jewell to close loopholes, increase royalties, and do a better job of setting fair market value and minimum bids for federal coal.
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