Coal companies pay a royalty to the federal government (us) for the coal they mine on federal land. The amount is based on the selling price. Coal companies formed dummy companies, sold the coal to them at below market prices & then those companies sold the coal to buyers. i.e. fucking the federal government & thereby also fucking the American people out of fair royalties.. So what dos Captain Bone Spur do? He will shrink two national monuments & open up that ground to mining. Like there is no where else in this country to mine coal.