Green light for West Elk expansion

The West Elk underground coal operation in western Colorado has been given approval from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to undergo a 1,720-acre, 17-million ton expansion

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In a draft record of decision, USFS supervisor Scott Armentrout said that the benefits of the growth to the 4Mt/y longwall operation offset the environmental threat.

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