Colo. congressmen request review of proposed mine |

Colo. congressmen request review of proposed mine

GRAND JUNCTION ” Colorado congressmen John Salazar and Mark Udall have asked the federal government to make sure a company that wants to develop a mine on top of a western Colorado mountain has a valid claim.

Groups opposing a proposed molybdenum mine on top of Mount Emmons near Crested Butte are praising the Democrats’ request.

Opponents, whose lawsuits to stop the mine failed, say federal officials rejected a similar request from them last year.

Udall and Salazar sent a letter last week to federal land managers about the mine U.S. Energy Corp. wants to develop on federal land bought under an 1872 mining law.

They’re asking that federal officials review whether the mine makes economic sense.

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