1st new Wyoming coal mine in decades faces strong opposition
August 3, 2017
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is among the coal-friendliest states, but ongoing worries about how the state's first major new coal mine in decades could affect the environment and people living nearby dealt a serious setback to the project Tuesday.
A state environmental review panel, the Environmental Quality Council, voted 4-1 to send the mine permit application for the proposed Brook Mine near Sheridan back for more work by the mine developer. The council overrode the state Department of Environmental Quality, which had deemed Lexington, Kentucky-based Ramaco's application complete.