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North Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 07/01/09
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

Coal Lease Environmental Assessment Available

The environmental assessment for Dakota Westmoreland’s coal lease modification at the Beulah mine is now available. 

The document may be requested from the North Dakota Field Office or accessed via the web at   

Written comments on the application’s environmental assessment will be accepted and are due July 17, 2009. Comments may be mailed to: Angela Wetz, North Dakota Field Office, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601.   

The coal lease modification includes 240 acres adjacent to Dakota Westmoreland’s Beulah Mine in Mercer County and is estimated to contain about 1.85 million tons of recoverable coal reserves.

For more information contact Angela Wetz at (701)227-7741.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

North Dakota Field Office   99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A      Dickinson, ND 58601  

Last updated: 06-28-2012