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Feds approve 1.4B ton coal deal with Crow Tribe

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government approved plans by a Montana Indian tribe to lease an estimated 1.4 billion tons of coal to a Wyoming company that's moving aggressively to increase coal exports to Asia, the company and tribe announced Thursday. The deal between Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and the Crow Tribe involves more coal than the U.S. consumes annually. The Bureau of Indian Affairs'...

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