Alton Coal

Environment & Public Lands
11:58 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Alton Coal Mine Expansion Still Facing Opposition

The Alton Coal Development mine in Kane County, Utah

  Environmentalists are reminding the Bureau of Land Management that public opposition to expanding a coal strip mine in Kane County hasn’t gone away.

The Sierra Club and other groups went to the BLM office in Salt Lake City to deliver more than 45-thousand public comments opposing the expansion of the coal mine.  The mine currently operates on private land near the town of Alton.  The agency is about to issue a supplemental environmental impact statement on the plan that could allow it to expand onto public land in the same area.

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