Environmental activists want Forest Service to drop expansion plan for West Elk mine
FRISCO — A U.S. Forest Service coal-mining plan that could result in dozens of miles of new roads in a pristine Colorado forest is drawing fire from conservation groups and citizens around the country.
Expanding Arch Coal’s West Elk coal mine in Gunnison County would be a lose-lose — bad for the state’s environment, and bad for the global climate, according to the environmental groups, who recently rallied their members to flood the agency with letters and emails. Continue reading
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