Coal communities in Wyoming and Appalachia are vital revenue engines for their rural regions, and they both face major downturns with little time to adjust. A new project investigates what the regions can learn from one another.
Dustin Bleizeffer and Mason Adams
Dustin Bleizeffer has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic and for 20 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily covering the energy industry in Wyoming. He has also served as communications director at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and WyoFile editor-in-chief. He lives in Casper. Reach him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @DBleizeffer.
Mason Adams is a freelance reporter who has covered Appalachian communities since 2001. He writes from Floyd County, Virginia. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow him @MasonAtoms.