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Coal

The Department of the Interior is responsible for 570 million acres of federal land with coal resources. This responsibility comes from the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947, as amended.

Managed and regulated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) manages some monetary transactions.

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Lease
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Decommission and reclaim
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Participate in the coal leasing process.

Join a Resource Advisory Council. BLM formed Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) in the western U.S. to provide advice on managing public lands and resources. Join your local RAC.

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Contact a local BLM office. BLM has 12 state and regional field offices, mostly in the western U.S. Find your state office for details about land-use policies in your area.

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