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Pendley's Reagan years: Leasing zeal spurs coal 'fire sale'

As the Reagan administration planned its first Powder River Basin coal sale, William Perry Pendley pushed for the "highest possible level of leasing." Writing for the Interior Department's energy and minerals office, he declared, "'Excess' leasing neither degrades the environment nor creates community impacts."

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