Bennet Advocates For Completion Of Trapper EA

Trapper-Mine-300Colorado Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter yesterday asking that the environmental assessment being preformed on the Trapper Mine by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation be completed before the April 30th deadline. In the letter sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Bennet emphasized the importance of the mines continued operation due to the large role it plays in the local economy.  Bennet stated that coal mining and electricity generation account for a large portion of jobs in the region and that Trapper Mine employs 180 people. He went on to say that the mine also provides fuel for the Craig Power Generation Station.

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