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13 million

The number of acres in the Powder River Basin across Montana and Wyoming. On Thursday, the Biden administration announced it will end coal leasing in the basin, which currently generates 251.9 million tons of coal, or about 44 percent of the nation’s annual production. Climate advocates hailed the move, which was derided as part of the administration’s “war on coal” by Republican lawmakers.

(Washington Post — May 16, 2024)

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