Coal companies are maneuvering in bankruptcy courts not to pay taxes, and state officials’ pattern of failing to help Campbell County collect makes it easy.
A year before coal giant Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, a Gillette couple says the company’s failure to pay its bills wrecked their cleaning business.
The coal company’s new management hopes to have a plan by Friday, lawyers told a bankruptcy judge over the weekend.
More than 100 miners visited the local Workforce Services office after Blackjewel LLC shuttered two coal mines. DEQ rushed to check empty mines for hazards.
The governor restated his interest in carbon capture days before a coal company reportedly laid off nearly 600 workers. A leading Dem clashed with his position.