Expressway mining could cut cost in halfAnd we are waiting why?
Paula Tate, The Coalfield Progress
Abingdon — By combining construction of the proposed Coalfields Expressway with surface coal mining, the project cost could be cut by about 50 percent from earlier estimates. That was among findings of a limited feasibility study by Alpha Natural Resources LLC and Pioneer Group Inc. The two Southwest Virginia natural resources companies are the Virginia Department of Transportation’s private-sector partners in the study. (link requires paid subscription)
A free version of the story in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
* I know. I know. It's not like we'd be making a profit or anything.