Court ruling increases the likelihood that mine closures in the PRB will happen under the ownership of smaller, more opaque, less financially stable owners, experts say.
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.