Uncertain future for Hesperus-area coal mine

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Uncertain future for Hesperus-area coal mine

What will regulatory roadblocks do to King Coal II?
A truck is filled with coal from The GCC King Coal Mine surrounded by the mine’s conveyor system. Between a pending land-use permit and a recent federal order pausing its expansion, the future of the King Coal II mine’s operations is unresolved.
Two King Coal trucks pass each other on the narrow Hay Gulch Road (County Road 120) south of Hesperus.
Coal from the GCC King Coal Mine is carried by conveyor systems to piles after being sorted for size.

Uncertain future for Hesperus-area coal mine

A truck is filled with coal from The GCC King Coal Mine surrounded by the mine’s conveyor system. Between a pending land-use permit and a recent federal order pausing its expansion, the future of the King Coal II mine’s operations is unresolved.
Two King Coal trucks pass each other on the narrow Hay Gulch Road (County Road 120) south of Hesperus.
Coal from the GCC King Coal Mine is carried by conveyor systems to piles after being sorted for size.
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