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Mining jobs at West Elk without methane emissions?

Was the Colorado governor’s position about the West Elk coal mine expansion Solomon like or dodging a hard issue about a major greenhouse gas emission? Continue reading

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County officials take on coal mine methane

Coal mines in Colorado’s North Fork Valley are known as among the worst methane polluters on the planet. Gunnison County commissioners ask: must this continue? Continue reading

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Retiring the molybdenum Damocles sword hanging over Crested Butte

In Crested Butte, new hope after 40 years that the potential for mining of a molybdenum ore body in nearby Mt. Emmons can be retired. The circumstances are complex, the details yet to be worked out.
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