On October 11, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tres Rios Field Office released the final environmental assessment and decision record for a lease by application (LBA) for GCC Energy’s King II coal mine, located near Durango, Colorado. This lease includes 2,462 acres of federal coal under a parcel referred to as the Dunn Ranch property, which holds 9.5 million tons of recoverable coal. The decision could extend the life of the mine, which employs 150, by more than 20 years at current production rates.