NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium on coal leases for federal land, and its attempt to hinder existing mine operations through increased royalties on production. The coalition believes that it is time to end the war on coal, and realize how important coal mining jobs are to local economies. They believe that the coal lease moratorium imposed by the department of interior will have a “chilling effect on rural Colorado and the western United States.” The meeting which will be hosted by the BLM will take place at the Two Rivers Convention Center beginning at 10 in the morning.

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