Ever been to the Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana?
Seems like a really good spot for a coal mine, doesn't it? Arch Coal just resubmitted their permit application to mine the Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana. Their first one was rejected by the MT DEQ over a year ago. If you've never been to the Otter Creek valley, here are a couple photos to help you visualize where a financially troubled coal company is proposing to build one of the largest coal mines in the nation. All photos taken July 2014. Click on the photo for a larger version.