Revitalizing Appalachia: How Congress Can Correct Distortions in the Coal Market and Invest in Struggling Coal Communities


In this report, the Center for American Progress states that the federal program for leasing coal on publicly owned lands is fundamentally noncompetitive and does not ensure that taxpayers receive the true fair-market value for coal extracted from public lands.  The report proposes that Congress act to correct the flaws in the federal coal-leasing program that create market distortions, and offers two possible policy choices.

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