Coal

Navajo Nation ends energy company’s general indemnity agreement

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation leadership rejected the Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s proposal Tuesday to use a general indemnity agreement between the two as financial backing to secure...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Transitional Energy becomes third-largest coal producer in U.S.

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. became the third largest coal producer in the country this week after finalizing the acquisition of three mines in Wyoming and Montana. The company,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years

A coal mine in La Plata County has been approved for expansion, a move that is expected to extend the life of the mine for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo company keeps 1,200 workers after buying 3 coal mines

BILLLINGS, Mont. – A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction. The announcement Thursday came...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Real-time energy market could help Tri-State develop renewables

Southwest Colorado’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a utility widely criticized for its coal-powered electricity generation, plans to join a new market that is expected to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight over energy law heads to New Mexico Supreme Court

ALBUQUERQUE – Environmentalists and the state’s largest electric utility are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to settle a dispute over whether the state’s new energy law must be considered as...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change were the predominant concerns for the handful of residents who attended a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

King II coal mine expansion open house on Thursday

Residents with opinions on the proposed expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal mine in southwest La Plata County will have a chance to weigh in at an open house Thursday in Hesperus. Preparing for...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can comment on proposed expansion of La Plata County coal mine

A coal mine in La Plata County is one step closer to expanding operations for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC Energy, which has operated the King II coal...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers chide Tri-State for not disclosing federal regulation plans

State lawmakers are calling for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, to delay a vote on pursuing federal regulations of electrical rates...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION – Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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