Our federal coal program is broken.

You have the power to fix it.

It’s time to invest in western communities, not coal CEOs

The guidelines governing coal mining on public lands haven’t been reviewed in over a generation, and coal executives are taking advantage of our outdated federal rules.

Coal companies are gaming the system to mine taxpayer-owned coal at cut-rate prices, leaving the rest of us to make up for lost royalties. Coal executives are taking multi-million dollar compensation packages and hardworking Americans are shouldering their tax burden—just as coal companies enter bankruptcy and coal miners are laid off.

Meanwhile, western communities face the fallout: destroyed landscapes, air and water pollution, climate pollution, and over $28 billion in lost revenues that should have paid for schools and roads.

Western economies and energy development have entered the 21st century. But after 30 years without a review, our federal coal program can’t keep up.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a unique opportunity to act right now. It is time to modernize this outdated program.

Add Your Voice

Tell the BLM to put westerners first.

Our broken, generation-old guidelines have been putting coal executives ahead of westerners long enough. We need 21st century standards that reduce pollution, deliver a fair return to taxpayers and local governments, restore competition, and ensure mine cleanup that safeguards local communities. Tell the Bureau of Land Management to reform the federal coal leasing process.

Public Meetings

May 17, 2016

Casper Events Center
1 Events Center Drive
Casper, WY 82601

May 19, 2016

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

May 26, 2016

Tennessee Theatre
604 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

June 28, 2016

Pittsburgh Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

June 21, 2016

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98101

June 23, 2016

Two Rivers Convention Center's Avalon Theatre
645 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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You have the power to reform the system. Learn more about what our broken federal coal program means for western communities, and what we can do to fix it.