Economies of scale, shifting markets and over-capacity will all play into PRB coal’s fate, analysts say.
Elected officials serving in Cheyenne and D.C. react to the sudden closure of two Powder River Basin mines.
As coal fans cheer Trump’s replacement for the Clean Power Plan, data show declines predicted from Obama’s proposal came true even without his regulation.
All told, the state today collects at least half a billion dollars less in coal revenue each year than a decade ago. WyoFile breaks down the numbers.
As the reality of coal revenue’s irreversible retreat sets in, discussions of how to otherwise fund state government grow more prominent, somber and difficult.