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By Shane Lasley
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Permitting resumes for Chuitna coal

Modifications aimed at reducing environmental impact will be reflected in new review; PacRim hopes Asia coal markets remain strong


Last updated 11/21/2010 at Noon

Global demand for thermal coal is forecast to rise by 170 million tons a year by 2015, a niche PacRim Coal would like to help fill with the 300 million tons of ultra-low-sulfur, sub-bituminous coal sitting near tidewater at its Chuitna coal project on the west side of Cook Inlet in Southcentral Alaska.

Chuitna was originally evaluated through an environmental impact statement and nearly permit...

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