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Closed eastern Utah coal mine to start up again, could bring up to 400 jobs

Oct 08, 2019

Under a new name, Utah’s long-shuttered Trail Mountain coal mine is expected to resume production despite flagging demand for coal among U.S. power generators.

Executives with Wolverine Fuels, Utah’s largest coal producer, told a legislative panel last week that it holds leases on 58 million tons of recoverable coal on a tract near Orangeville it calls Fossil Rock. The coal can be accessed through Trail Mountain’s sealed portals.

“We have plans to breach those seals and begin mining as early as next year,” Vice President of Operations Garrett Atwood told an interim committee.

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