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A Coal Controversy In Colorado Calls To Light Government Evaluations04:50

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Residents of Craig, Colorado, a small mining town in the northwest part of the state, are banding together to save the Colowyo Coal Mine. They started organizing after a court ruling earlier this year put the future of the mine — and its 220 jobs — in jeopardy.

At the center of the debate is whether the federal government is fully evaluating the environmental impacts of mining.

Grace Hood from Here & Now contributor Colorado Pubic Radio explains.

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This segment aired on August 4, 2015.

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