US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact

US OFFICIALS have approved a 117 million short ton expansion of Montana’s largest coal mine after concluding burning the coal would have a minimal climate change impact.

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US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact US authorities say coal mine expansion will have minor climate impact

The Spring Creek mine in the US is facing similar challenges to several Australian operations.

The expansion of Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine would generate roughly 160 million short tons of carbon dioxide over the next five years, according to a US Department of the Interior analysis.

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