US Lost $30B Through Flawed Coal Leases, NRDC Claims

Law360, Washington (February 11, 2013, 2:15 PM EST) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. on Friday sued the U.S. Department of the Interior in New York federal court to compel documents on the coal tract leases in the Powder River Basin, alleging the government has lost more than $30 billion through flaws in its lease-bidding program.

The environmental group claims the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management have failed to hand over any documents related to the lease sales or pre- and post-sale appraisals of the Powder River Basin coal tracts, despite receiving...
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