Special News from Cloud Peak Energy

Comment Period Open Until July 5th on OSM’s Draft Environmental Assessment of the Spring Creek Mine’s Previously Permitted Mining Plan

As part of their ongoing campaign to stop coal mining, the Wild Earth Guardians, in one of many legal actions in several different jurisdictions, managed to get a District Court judge in Montana to issue a decision giving the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) 240 days to complete yet another environmental assessment of Spring Creek Mine’s previously permitted mining plan. The mining plan was approved in June 2012 after a thorough environmental assessment was completed and much of the coal covered by it has already been mined. We are disappointed that the trial court’s decision fails to recognize the robust, multi-year regulatory process that has already been conducted and calls into question the ability of the mine to continue operations under an existing permit; however, Cloud Peak Energy will work to assist OSM in addressing this additional review. The Spring Creek Mine is proud of its record of strong environmental stewardship and provides significant benefits including safe, reliable and low-cost electricity, good-paying jobs and substantial federal, state and local tax and royalty revenue.


This is where we need you to Support Spring Creek. OSM is currently accepting comments on the draft environmental assessment, and we need you to stand up on behalf of the nearly 250 employees and their families, along with the thousands of people impacted by Spring Creek Mine’s economic contributions to both Wyoming and Montana.


Your voice is more important now than ever before. Submit your comments by July 5th and make your voice heard: I Support Spring Creek Mine.