A handout photo of the Decker mine next to the Powder River Basin, the nation’s most productive coal mining region, in Montana, in 2014. The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government — part of an aggressive push to invigorate the struggling industry and to more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands. (Bruce Gordon/Ecoflight via The New York Times)
A handout photo of the Decker mine next to the Powder River Basin, the nation’s most productive coal mining region, in Montana, in 2014. The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government — part of an aggressive push to invigorate the struggling industry and to more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands. (Bruce Gordon/Ecoflight via The New York Times) BRUCE GORDON/ECOFLIGHT NYT
A handout photo of the Decker mine next to the Powder River Basin, the nation’s most productive coal mining region, in Montana, in 2014. The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government — part of an aggressive push to invigorate the struggling industry and to more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands. (Bruce Gordon/Ecoflight via The New York Times) BRUCE GORDON/ECOFLIGHT NYT

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Coal mining gets a new life on federal land

August 06, 2017 10:33 PM

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