Cloud Peak Energy http://mtpr.org en Responsible Coal Development http://mtpr.org/post/responsible-coal-development <p>This year’s frigid temperatures have been a stark reminder of the importance of reliable and affordable electricity for families in Montana and across the nation. &nbsp;For many, the electricity that heats homes and keeps the lights on comes from coal produced in southeast Montana.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:29:29 +0000 Colin Marshall 18508 at http://mtpr.org Is the federal government undervaluing coal leases? http://mtpr.org/post/federal-government-undervaluing-coal-leases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Interior has recently published a report citing some flaws in how the federal government manages coal leases. The June report from the Office of Inspector says the government is at risk of not getting the full value for the coal it sells.</span></p><p>A nonprofit environmental group, The Northern Plains Resource Council, believes this is especially true for coal in Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. The group thinks the federal government should be getting a lot more money for that coal.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:30:31 +0000 Dan Boyce 7411 at http://mtpr.org Is the federal government undervaluing coal leases?