Department Of Environmental Quality Denies Brook Mine Permit, Offers Another Chance

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Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality has denied a proposal for a new coal mine to be built near Sheridan… for the time being. Ramaco’s proposed Brook Mine has been embroiled in controversy for the last year over what many saw as an insufficient permit application. The Environmental Quality Council, or E.Q.C., an independent board, identified deficiencies in hydrology, a blasting plan, and land subsidence, or sinking, among others. Many homeowners near the proposed site were particularly concerned about how the company’s operations would affect the community’s water, traffic, noise, and more. The D.E.Q. is, however, giving Ramaco the opportunity to supplement their current application with renewed research to satisfy the deficiencies rather...

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