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  •  Another thing needed right now is (0+ / 0-)

    alteration of federal policy on the leasing of coal on public lands.   The public has a legitimate interest in seeing that coal remain in the ground.....and what is needed is new compelling federal policy that constrains federal public land coal leasing under some kind of public trust or concomitant review theory addressing of the intrinsic expected CO2 emissions produced inherently by the federal coal leasing process.

    In other words, we have to figure out a way that coal leasing decisions on public lands can be altered or affected by environmental fate and disposition considerations inherent in the mining and combusting of the publicly owned coal reserves.

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