Department Of Interior’s Mining Office Supports Expansion Of Mining Operation

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT) -- DENVER — The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) on May 1 announced that is has prepared a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on the expansion of the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project, which recommends signing off on the project.

(Executive summary available. Document #96-150527-020X.)

In July 1957, the Navajo Nation granted a 24,000-acre coal lease to Utah Construction and Mining Co. — subsequently BHP Navajo Coal Co. (BNCC). Through a series of subsequent lease revisions and amendments, the lease...
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