An End to Coal Mining in Lewis County?
"Regulatory burden puts firm's future in county in doubt
Concerns about the future of TransAlta (or any other company) to continue to operate the steam-electric plant and associated coal mine near Centralia are unsettling. The concern became reality for 52 miners the company had to let go in mid-June. The layoffs were due in part to delays in obtaining timely permits for mine operation, according to company spokesman Richard DeBolt of Chehalis."