Lawyers, academics and coal bankruptcy veterans see red flags as new coal operators entered the state, they said Friday at a UW School of Law conference.
Though both major party candidates have professional ties to the energy industry, fossil fuel PACs are spending on the Republican, Mark Gordon
Communities in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana are facing stormy economic futures as coal, the the region’s dominant industry, suffers enormous losses due to global market forces.
Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal producer, and one of Wyoming’s largest producers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, ending months of speculation about the company's future.
The coal industry's dramatic downturn has raised questions about the ability of companies to follow through with promises to return land and water to pre-mining conditions.