Today’s Wyo. Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearing will consider 110 letters objecting to the plan by Aethon Energy, plus Aethon’s own justifications for the request.
‘I don’t think they’re going to hang around that long,’ said UW’s Godby.
The company, which operates two Powder River Basin mines, says exiting the thermal coal business is “the right business solution in the event we are unable to find an appropriate buyer.”
The initiatives that could save our coal communities all require buy-in from the very constituents and organizations that we have waged war with, Dodson writes.
Aethon says the deep Madison aquifer where it would dispose of pollutants is already tainted, is too expensive to develop for domestic use and is not needed by nearby communities.