Coal lease for central Utah approved

Last Modified: Fri Mar 17 2017 20:40:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $22 million
    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.
  • 1,700
    mining and related jobs that the new lease will support according to Ryan Zinke.
  • 6,000 acres
    of public land in jeopardy according to Nathaniel Shoaff, an attorney with the Sierra Club.