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West Elk Mine

West Elk Mine
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.

Environment

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

Environment

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

Environment

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.

Environment

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