- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) - Northwestern Colorado residents are showing support for another local coal mine as it gets a new court-ordered environmental review.

Federal regulators opened public comment Thursday on the review for the Trapper Mine and held a well-attended public meeting in Craig. The Craig Daily Press (https://bit.ly/1LGc3tZ) says Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, mine employees and lawmakers were among those there. The review was ordered following a lawsuit by environmentalists. They said the original reviews for the Trapper and nearby Colowyo mines didn’t take a serious look at the impacts, including climate change.

Colowyo’s review was done first and was allowed to stay open, following pleas by Colorado’s governor and congressional delegation.

Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe says the community needs to stay diligent and make sure that Trapper stays open too.

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Information from: Craig Daily Press, https://www.craigdailypress.com

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