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By Shane Lasley
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Usibelli anticipates cap-and-trade

Operator of Alaska's only coal mine expects new greenhouse gas standards; warns of unprecedented expansion of EPA authority


Last updated 11/30/2008 at Noon

Environmental stewardship is "old hat" for the Usibelli Coal Mine near Healy, Alaska, Bartly Coiley told attendees at the Alaska Miners Association 2008 Annual Convention in Anchorage Nov. 7.

The family-owned company began reclamation at the mine in 1970, several years before it was subject to the rigorous requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

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