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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens to his Native American 'adoptive parents,' Crow Tribe members Sonny and Mary Black Eagle of Montana.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feds Approve 1.4B Ton Coal Deal With Crow Tribe

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.