OSM Has Until Tonight to File Appeal in ColoWyo Case

osmToday is the last day the Interior Department has to file an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that has put the future of ColoWyo Coal Mine in jeopardy. A judge ruled that the Office of Surface Mining didn’t do enough to consider burning coal, when it approved the mine’s South Taylor Permit. Tri-State Generation and Transmission, which owns ColoWyo, has filed both an appeal and a stay as a participating party, but there have been no such filings from the OSM. Some have speculated that the OSM was willing to take a loss to further President Obama’s anti-coal agenda. The lawsuit was filed by WildEarth Guardians, an environmental group that says they want to close down every coal mine in the country. Tonight is the deadline for the OSM to file for an appeal.

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