Bennet Writes Letter Supporting ColoWyo Jobs

coloyowColorado Senator Michael Bennet has written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, supporting Moffat County in its efforts to keep the ColoWyo Mine open. A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Office of Surface Mining didn’t do enough of an environmental assessment for an expansion project completed eight years ago. The lawsuit was brought forth by WildEarth Guardians. Bennet is normally a big supporter of environmental efforts, but says in his letter that closing the mine would destroy the local economy. Bennet urges Jewell to help come up with a solution that both satisfies environmentalists, and protects the considerable tax base of the county. Bennet’s entire letter can be read below. In the meantime, The Office of Surface Mining has announced that they are preparing the new Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Permit Expansion Area. You can view and download all documents relating to the assessment as they become available to the public, by clicking here.

Bennet’s letter to Jewell

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