coal lease for central Utah approved - newly confirmed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, his first official action impacting Utah's natural resources on federal lands.
56 million tons
of recoverable coal unlocked in Sevier and Sanpete counties long sought by Bowie Resources to prolong the life of SUFCO, Utah's largest coal mine locally operated by Bowie's subsidiary, Canyon Fuel Co.
mining and related jobs that the new lease will support according to Ryan Zinke.
of public land in jeopardy according to Nathaniel Shoaff, an attorney with the Sierra Club.