San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

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San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

Lawsuit triggers environmental review process
The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, in 2009. Two of the four generating stations will be shut down by the end of this year.
Jeremy Lliff, center, discusses the archaeology aspect of the San Juan Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification in Towaoc.
Local residents discuss the San Juan Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification Tuesday evening at a meeting in Towaoc.
Dozens of people rallied outside as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission considered a proposal in 2015 that called for shutting down part of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.

San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, in 2009. Two of the four generating stations will be shut down by the end of this year.
Jeremy Lliff, center, discusses the archaeology aspect of the San Juan Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification in Towaoc.
Local residents discuss the San Juan Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification Tuesday evening at a meeting in Towaoc.
Dozens of people rallied outside as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission considered a proposal in 2015 that called for shutting down part of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.
Comment on mine plan

Public comment on the proposed expansion of the San Juan Coal mine in northwestern New Mexico will be accepted until May 8.
The project is undergoing an Environmental Impact Statement study by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
Send comments by email to osm-nepa-nm@osmre.gov, or by mail to Gretchen Pinkham, OSMRE, C/O Catalyst Environmental Solutions, P.O. Box 56539, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
For more information, view the web page on the mine plan.

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