Public comments are being accepted concerning a proposed air permit for ColoWyo Mine’s Collom pit. Comments are being accepted now through January 28th. The air permit is required for operations at the mine to continue. The Collom development will support more than 200 jobs in the area and is expected to contribute $200 million in regional impact. According to ColoWyo, the strict pollution limits and requirements instituted under the permit will help protect the environment while the new development occurs. Federal officials approved a mining plan for the Collom project at Colowyo Mine last January. The approved mining plan also includes safeguards for the environment and greater sage-grouse habitat. For information on how to comment on the proposed air permit, click here.