WESTERN COAL: PROMISE OR PROBLEM

Public policies affecting the disposal of public domain lands for future coal production are examined. The study is divided into two major parts. The first deals with micro or leasehold aspects of coal leasing--factors related to ownership patterns, logical mining units, leasing policies, end uses of coal (and the attendant impacts on fair market value) and intertract competition questions. The second evaluates macro or leasing schedule aspects of western coal development. The pace of leasing through time and its location, as dictated by demand (magnitude and location), transportation economics, geology and production economics (by mining area) is examined. The emphasis is on western surface mining possibilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cornell University

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Ithaca, NY  USA  14850

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Tyner, W E
    • Kalter, R J
    • Wold, J P
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: A.E. RES-77-13 Res. Rpt., NSF/RA-770291
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-SAI74-21846
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM