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Colorado Coal Industry Sees Sharpest Drop in 23 Years

first_imgColorado Coal Industry Sees Sharpest Drop in 23 Years FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Christopher Coats for SNL:Facing national and state pressure, coal mines in Colorado reported the lowest production in 23 years in 2015, with 18.7 million tons for the period. The state’s output marked an 18.5% drop from 2014 and a sharp drop from the almost 40 million tons it produced in 2004.According to data provided by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, significant drops in production over 2014 were seen at a number of local mines, including Bowie Resource Partners LP’s Bowie No. 2 mine, where production fell from 2.4 million tons in 2014 to 1.6 million tons in the last year.Peabody Energy Corp.’s Foidel Creek mine fell even further, dropping about 2.5 million tons from 2014 to end the year with 4.1 million tons. The mine, also known as the Twentymile mine, once stood as the most productive mine in the basin, but it has seen output steadily decline in recent years.Arch Coal Inc.’s West Elk mine also saw a year-over-year drop of about a million tons, ending 2015 with 5.2 million tons in production.The state’s continued slide came despite no mine closures during the year, though a few remain idled, including Elk Creek and New Elk.Full article ($): Coal production in Colorado tumbles to 23-year low in 2015last_img read more

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Broward Deputy Responding to I-95 Crash Hits Off-Duty Deputy, Driver

first_imgA crash on I-95 in Deerfield Beach Friday night appears to have caused another accident, ultimately involving two deputies.According to a report, a Broward Sheriff’s deputy responding to a crash involving a Toyota Corolla on the highway hit an off-duty Sheriff’s Office deputy who had stopped to help the Toyota’s driver.Veda Coleman-Wright, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, says the Toyota’s driver and the off-duty deputy were standing on the shoulder next to the guardrail. That is when the responding deputy lost control, side-swiped another Sheriff’s Office vehicle, and then hit the pair standing on the side of the highway.Coleman-Wright adds that the roadway was wet at the time of the crash.The names of the deputies and the driver involved in the incident have not been disclosed.The deputy has been treated and released. However, Coleman-Wright is unsure whether the driver of the Toyota has also been released from the hospital, but says the injuries are not life-threatening.The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, while the Broward Sheriff’s Office investigates the part involving the deputy.last_img read more