Drake: Legislators’ desire to spend $1 million on vague bill to respond to coal industry ‘emergencies’ is unnecessary.
Two months after abrupt mine closures, Wyoming remains in limbo. It’s time for state leaders to accept hard truths and move on, or be held accountable.
Company presented 30 potential “portfolios” for future power mix, almost all of which predict savings through early retirement of Wyoming coal-fired electrical generating units.
Blackjewel miners waiting to return to their old jobs lose health insurance and certainty; the bankrupt company cites delay in the sale of two mines to Contura Energy as reason for ending coverage.
Priorities for the new panel include securing unpaid taxes, enabling attorney general to assist counties in bankruptcy court and stopping companies from ditching their obligations to workers.