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Montana judge stops massive coal mine expansion, citing climate impact

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 17, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified Aug 16, 2017

In another strike against coal, a federal judge just shut down plans for a large coal mine expansion in Montana, saying that US officials had exaggerated the economic benefits of the mine while downplaying the impact it would have on the environment. Signal Peak Energy wanted to expand the Bull Mountain coal mine by 28-square kilometers (11-square miles) and 159-metric tons (176-million tons). U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy blocked the proposal, ruling that approving such a request should...





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