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States try again to block coal sales that Trump revived

A coalition of states is renewing its push to  stop the Trump administration from selling coal from public lands after a  previous effort to halt the sales was dismissed by a federal judge.
A coalition of states is renewing its push to stop the Trump administration from selling coal from public lands after a previous effort to halt the sales was dismissed by a federal judge.(KJCT)
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 12:35 AM CDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of states is renewing its push to stop the Trump administration from selling coal from public lands after a previous effort to halt the sales was dismissed by a federal judge.

Democratic attorneys general from California, New York, New Mexico and Washington on Monday sued the administration over its coal program. They allege the administration acted illegally when it resumed coal sales that had been halted under Obama due to climate change and other concerns.

Under Trump, the Department of Interior lifted a moratorium on federal coal sales and concluded they have limited environmental impacts.

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