The BLM manages coal leasing on the Federal mineral estate with development potential, which totals about 570 million acres, with the goal of providing a fair return for the American taxpayer while allowing environmentally responsible energy development.

Visit our coal data page for national and regional coal lease statistics.

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Coal Leasing

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