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Coal suspension affects 30-plus mining projects

Associated Press: The Obama administration announced a moratorium on new coal development on public land Friday while it studies the impact of the USA leasing program on climate change, prompting fresh criticism that President Obama is ramping up his "war on coal". The executive order also called for the Department of Interior to initiate an immediate review of coal operations on federal lands with an eye toward determining "how to ensure American taxpayers are earning a fair return for the use of their public resources"....