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The Colowyo Coal Co. on Friday said it will appeal a federal court ruling that it says could cause a shutdown of the mine near Craig. Colowyo, a subsidiary of Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, requested a stay of a ... Read more...
(Reuters) — Alpha Natural Resources Inc. no longer qualifies for a government program that subsidizes a share of mine cleanup insurance, requiring the coal company to find another way to cover roughly $400 million in liabilities, Wyoming officials ... Read more...
This month, he issued a 96-page report warning about the dangers of continued coal mining expansion on government-owned territory in the mountain west's Powder River Basin. Right now, 40 percent of U.S. coal production comes out of federal lands, ... Read more...
Murray Energy has laid off more than 2,000 workers in just under a month. Friday coal miners from across the Ohio Valley that have either been idled or laid-off came by the droves to Benwood to attend an informational meeting about what options are ... Read more...
Environmentalists have long objected to the US government leasing large swaths of public land to coal companies so they can mine it — often offering those leases for a fraction of fair market value. It amounts, they say, to American taxpayers ... Read more...