ACNR Idles Lila Canyon Indefinitely

Lila Canyon suffered a fire in September 2022 and has been unable to recover. (Photo: ACNR)
The Lila Canyon underground coal mine, located near Pirce, Utah, has been idled indefinitely, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. A WARN notice filed with the Utah Department of Workforce Development said that as many 150 employees could be laid off by January 19, 2024. The longwall mine, which is operated by Emery County Coal Resources, a subsidiary of American Consolidated Natural Resources (ACNR), suffered a fire in September 2022 and it has been unable to recover from it. In 2021, Lila Canyon produced nearly 3.5 million tons per year, according to data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). While some of the coal was exported, most of it was consumed by the Hunter and Huntington power plants in Utah.

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