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West Elk Mine

West Elk Mine

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

Environment

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.

Environment