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A ruling by a federal judge in Montana District Court has halted coal leasing on federal lands, creating a golden opportunity for the Biden administration to advance the nation into a clean energy future.
The court decision calls attention to the environmental and economic damage created by the coal industry. Much of the coal produced in the United States comes from federally owned land that is leased to coal companies for mining. That leasing program is now on pause for fuller consideration of the cost that coal inflicts on human health and the environment as a whole. It’s now up to the Biden administration to take more permanent and comprehensive action to protect public lands and nearby communities from pollution and habitat destruction.
Earthjustice represented environmental groups and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in the lawsuit, which challenged the government's inadequate assessment of the damage caused by coal. The moratorium directly advances at least three of Earthjustice’s key goals: eliminating the use of fossil fuels, protecting clean air and water, and undoing the concentration of pollution in communities of color.