CMA Statement on West Elk Mine layoffs – Government Regulations Crushing Coal Jobs, Not Competition



Colorado Mining Association president Stuart Sanderson on Thursday blamed government rules “designed to drive coal out of the energy mix,” arguing that shifting from coal to renewable sources won’t improve global temperatures.

“Colorado Coal miners earn average wages and benefits approaching $135,000 annually and Colorado coal is a high-quality, clean resource that should remain a part of the energy mix,” Sanderson said. “Rural Colorado needs those jobs.”

See Denver Post article here: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/02/colorados-leading-coal-mine-cuts-jobs/