Carbon intensity declines largely as a result of changes in the US energy mix.
Goldmark said he would expand Puget Sound's Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve north of Bellingham.
Returning jobs to coal miners was one of the key platforms used by President-elect Donald Trump.
NTEC expects to mine an estimated 6 million short tons of coal per year.
2016 was "challenging for freight railroads".
Peabody has paid about $US50 million a year to the Navajo and Hopi tribes since 1987.
Nine of the 25 fatalities occurred in coal mines.
US year-to-date coal production totaled 726.3Mt.
Trump's message has been about having fair competition.
Manufacturers are no longer authorised to manufacture, label, and sell one-hour escape respirators.
Following court approval, Peabody intends to send the plan for creditors' approval.
NTEC received a total of 50 applications.