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Mead to visit Canada to talk coal and business alliances

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will visit several Canadian cities this month to strengthen alliances on potential coal exports and to foster other business ties between Wyoming and Canada. Mead told reporters during a press conference today that the trip is part of a larger effort to increase Wyoming's business ties with the international community.

Lubnau: Children might die without Wyoming coal exports

Getting Asia hooked on cheaply produced PRB coal would delay the development of more efficient and lower greenhouse gas emission energy resources. From a climate change standpoint, why would the world’s most influential nation encourage developing countries to repeat our own Victorian Age model that built our industrial revolution?

Climate impact to wildlife could change western politics

Just about everything that people in Wyoming and the rest of the American West are most passionate about when it comes to the outdoors is under the threat of climate change. Todd Tanner is among those who believe that all outdoorsmen — no matter their political stripe — are going to demand policy action from their elected officials.

Will trade urban trash for coal

Coal export infrastructure deserves to be scrutinized by communities from both ends of the route — and those stakeholders should consider the global implications as well.

Coal industry seeks exports to Asia while U.S. market falters

America’s No. 2 coal-producer, Arch Coal Inc., announced last week that it paid $25 million to acquire 38 percent interest in Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC, one of dozens of companies scrambling to boost coal export capacity from the West Coast to customers in Asia. With the Millennium Bulk deal, Arch joins Peabody Energy Corp. — both major producers of Powder River Basin coal in Wyoming — in banking on the Asian coal market for growth. Wyoming coal producers Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy and railroads Union Pacific and BNSF Railway have all expressed interest in boosting coal exports from the West Coast.