Recently Released Report
Coal Management Program, U.S. Department of the Interior
An EAU team from Central Region’s AIE made 13 recommendations to BLM concerning coal mining on Government lands. BLM concurred with 12 recommendations and partially concurred with another.
EAU wanted to find if BLM is receiving a fair return for its coal, the effectiveness of its inspection and enforcement program, and if it is addressing concerns about venting methane gas from mines. EAU found weaknesses in the sale process and deficiencies in inspection and enforcement. The team did not find issues in venting methane gas.
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