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Preference Right Leasing

What is a preference right lease and are they still available?
"Preference right leases" remain available only for some lease applications filed prior to enactment of the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976. These leases are issued on a non-competitive basis to the applicant only after an extensive review by BLM. People can no longer apply for a preference right lease for coal. Please consult with a local BLM office if additional information concerning preference right leases is needed.