COAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS: A PRELIMINARY REPORT

Characteristics and development status of 91 known deposits in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming are described by deposit and in the aggregate. The report discusses socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the extraction, transportation, and conversion phases of the coal fuel cycle, as they would occur in the absence of state or federal regulation of these activities. Existing state and federal laws and regulations applicable to each of these phases of the cycle are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90407-2138

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Policy Research and Analysis, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Nehring, R
    • Zycher, B
    • Wharton, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 218 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-1981-NSF/RC Final Rpt., NSF/PRA-7407918/1/7
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-OEP74-07918
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM