West Elk Mine
Environmental coalition sues Colorado over late air pollution permit for West Elk Mine
The same group has forced faster action by state and EPA officials on delayed permits for Suncor Energy in Denver.
Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana
A lawsuit against Colorado environmental agencies alleges they failed to ensure that the state's largest coal mine, West Elk Mine, complied with state and federal clean air laws
West Elk mine cannot leak methane, must flare the greenhouse gas, judge rules
Environmental coalition hails burning methane as a big improvement over leaking it into atmosphere at the North Fork area dig owned by Arch Resource
Polis administration pushing green agenda, but isn’t objecting to coal mine royalty cuts worth millions
Despite stated federal and state policy to phase out the dirty fossil fuel across the economy, all of Colorado’s coal mines got lucrative 2020 royalty breaks, costing local and national governments big money.
Colorado’s North Fork Valley finds “baby-step” solutions to tackle its big problem with methane-leaking mines
Entrepreneur Chris Caskey is harvesting sediment from Paonia Reservoir for tile and pavers with plans to tap leaking coal mines for methane to power kilns
Coal company says its freshly bulldozed road in roadless area near Paonia is legal
Colorado mining regulators this week ordered Mountain Coal to stop building roads after a federal court ruling blocked the West Elk Mine from expanding into the Sunset Roadless Area.