How does an Environmental Quality Council legal scrape relate to an old coal-bed methane fight? Some of the players, including Mark Gordon, are familiar.
Department of Environmental Quality
Lawyers’ remarks urging the little-watched Environmental Quality Council to approve a permit in May look different in light of Blackjewel’s collapse
Tuesday laid bare the chaos left by Blackjewel LLC’s shuttering of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines. “Those mines can’t just sit,” one miner said.
Citing role as defenders of the public interest, the governor-appointed panel is holding up Department of Environmental Quality plans to charge for some public records requests.
A rival coal company thinks Ramaco’s permit application for a new mine north of Sheridan is lacking.