BLM approves coal lease application in western Colo.

Posted: Feb 5, 2013

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Craig Daily Press
Rio Blanco

The Bureau of Land Management signed Friday a final decision to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in a competitive coal lease sale.

Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., operator of Deserado Mine located seven miles northeast of Rangely, submitted a Lease by Application for the parcel, according to a BLM news release.

The BLM estimates the parcel, located adjacent to Deserado Mine, contains 21 million tons of saleable coal.

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