The four-track rail corridor out of the southern Powder River Basin has been jammed with coal trains for years. The critical route connecting Wyoming energy with far flung markets is seeing a lot less traffic lately. Read about the Arch Coal and Peabody Energy layoffs that hit more than 500 Wyoming miners this week.
About Dustin Bleizeffer
WyoFile Education Reporter Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps Member and an MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Fellow. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic and for 20 years as an award-winning journalist primarily covering Wyoming's energy industry. He has served as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and WyoFile's editor-in-chief. He lives in Casper. You can reach him at (307) 267-3327, email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @DBleizeffer.