coal leasing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Report Says BLM's Coal Leasing Program 'Out Of Date' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-says-blms-coal-leasing-program-out-date <p>A <a href="http://gao.gov/products/GAO-14-140">new report</a> by the Government Accountability Office says the Bureau of Land Management’s coal lease valuation program is ‘out of date.’ The report says&nbsp;BLM offices around the country are not consistent in the way they calculate fair market value, don't always document the rationale behind accepting low bids and do not use independent reviewers to ensure calculations are correct.</p><p>It also says the BLM does not properly consider the export potential of coal when calculating fair market value of coal leases.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:32:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 53531 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report Says BLM's Coal Leasing Program 'Out Of Date' Despite possible revenue loss, coal leasing reforms not likely to be forthcoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-possible-revenue-loss-coal-leasing-reforms-not-likely-be-forthcoming <p>Last week, we reported that the federal government might be selling Powder River Basin coal for less than it’s worth. As reform advocate Tom Sanzillo described the sales:</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46197 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite possible revenue loss, coal leasing reforms not likely to be forthcoming