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Impact of a federal coal lease program reset


Impact of a federal coal lease program reset

Report summary

The Obama administration has recently placed a moratorium on new federal coal leases in order to review and make changes to the current leasing process. The Powder River Basin representing nearly 50% of US coal production, is primarily located on Federal lands. Any reset of the federal coal leasing program would have a major impact on this major coal producing region.

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  • Impact of a federal coal lease program reset PDF - 1.23 MB 8 Pages, 0 Tables, 8 Figures
  • Federal Coal Lease Analysis.xls XLS - 246.00 KB

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  • Executive summary
  • Obama administration halts federal coal leasing for further review
  • A royalty rate increase would reduce long-term demand
  • Applying social costs of carbon would price-out new western coal leases

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Obama administration halts federal coal leasing for further review
    • PRB coal mining regions and federally owned lands
    • Western Bituminous and Northern PRB production and federally owned lands
    • Reserve life of currently operating PRB mines at current production levels
    • PRB Price and Demand
  • A royalty rate increase would reduce long-term demand
    • Royalty - Black Thunder extension
    • Royalty – N. Antelope Rochelle extension
  • Applying social costs of carbon would price-out new western coal leases
    • Royalty + carbon - Black Thunder ext.
    • Royalty + carbon – N. Antelope Rochelle ext.
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