It’s Paradise, lost all over again.
Next Thursday, the Interior Department plans to auction off
the North Porcupine coal lease, the largest in U.S. history: 721 million tons of coal for Peabody
Energy to strip mine from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.
WildEarth Guardians is in
court right now to try to overturn these disastrous coal plans. But can you also lend your support for
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That’s 721 million tons of federally owned coal ripped from
the plains of Wyoming, including more than 5,000 acres of our own Thunder Basin
When burned, this coal will spew more than one billion tons
of carbon into our atmosphere at a time when carbon concentrations are already
But the worst of it is, the Interior Department plans to
sell this coal to Peabody at scandalous prices—around $1.00 a ton—so the
company can turn around and export it to Asia and other overseas markets at $20
or more a ton.
In other words, we pay the costs and Peabody profits.
Well, we’ve had enough of getting ripped off.
We’re gearing up to launch a massive push back against the
Interior Department’s plans to auction off our future to Peabody.
Already, WildEarth Guardians has filed suit in federal court
to overturn this and three other massive coal mining proposals in the Powder
To keep the pressure up, we’re joining protests next
Thursday in Cheyenne, Wyoming against this latest coal auction. To boot, we anticipate the release of
groundbreaking reports next week exposing the corruption and collusion at the
Interior Department that is fueling unprecedented coal mining, undermining our
climate, and blocking clean energy. Stay tuned.
You can help by getting behind our call for a time-out on
coal leasing and mining in the Powder River Basin. Sign the petition today and join us in calling on the
Interior Department to stop ripping off our future.
We can save Paradise from Peabody. But it’s going to take all of us, rising up and demanding
the Interior Department put our future first.
For the Wild,
Climate and Energy Program Director
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