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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 07:58 AM

Company will try again to open first new Wyoming coal mine in decades

The coal firm trying to open a mine in Sheridan County has submitted another plan after its first attempt was shot down last October due to landowner concerns.

Ramaco Carbon has asked the Department of Environmental Quality to consider a revised plan for the Brook Mine that the company argues will address hydrology and blasting criticism. The new proposal also slashes initial production by 90 percent.

“We wanted to show the Sheridan community, and Wyoming overall, that we will be good stewards of the land, air and overall environment, as well as be sensitive to local concerns,” said CEO Randall Atkins. “This we feel we have done, while still addressing the economic needs to create a viable project which will ultimately benefit the entire community and state.”

The Department of Environmental Quality confirmed that it had received a revised application.

Read more: https://trib.com/business/energy/company-will-try-again-to-open-first-new-wyoming-coal/article_260d789d-1b05-5e40-9f10-bf84d90cb3f1.html

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