New federal judge rules climate impacts must be considered

RBC I The Colorado coal industry has been bristling for two weeks, following the second ruling by a federal judge in Denver calling for climate impacts to be included in assessments of mining endeavors. Share on Facebook

BLM seeks comment on closing area land

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. Share on Facebook

U.S. uranium comeback unlikely

RBC I “Uranium Drive-In,” a new documentary by Telluride filmmaker Suzan Beraza, takes a revealing look at Nucla and Naturita, two western Colorado communities that hoped a controversial uranium mill would bring economic revival. But local hopes were dashed when the company involved, Energy Fuels Resources, recently walked away. Share on Facebook

Colowyo seeks public support

RBC I Colowyo Coal is seeking public support for its Collom Permit Expansion, which may be vital to the economic future of Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt counties. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement is taking written comments through this Friday concerning the proposed mine expansion, and Colowyo […]

Mining CEO: Coal remains vital fuel mix in today’s world

DENVER (AP) — Rising demand for energy means coal will remain a vital part of the mix of fuels and the mining industry needs to do a better job of spreading that message and responding to environmental concerns, the chief executive of Chevron Mining said last week. Share on Facebook

Why mining reform matters to all of us in Colorado

RBC — With record snows and a robust economy, this has been a season of good fortune for the resort town of Crested Butte in western Colorado. Yet our future hangs in the balance as Congress wrestles with an issue that ought to concern Americans everywhere: reform of the 1872 Mining Law. Share on Facebook