West Elk Mine

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Judge Weighs Whether To Stop Expanded Coal Mining Near Craig

A federal judge in Denver is considering a lawsuit to stop the expansion of coal mining in northwestern Colorado.

04/24/2015

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Judge Halts West Elk Mine Expansion

A federal judge has blocked a coal mine expansion planned in Gunnison County, ruling that federal authorities wrongly ignored carbon costs when approving the expansion of Arch Coal Inc.’s West Elk Mine.

06/27/2014

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BLM Posts Decision On West Elk Mine Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management has posted its decision allowing Arch Coal Inc.’s West Elk coal mine in Somerset to expand operations.

12/29/2012

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BLM Seeks Comment On West Elk Mine Expansion Plan

Federal officials are seeking public comments on a preliminary environmental assessment of plans to expand West Elk Mine.

06/09/2012

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Forest Service Decides On West Elk Mine Expansion

The U.S. Forest Service has consented to expanding federal leases that Mountain Coal Co. uses to extract coal from the West Elk Mine.

11/09/2011