Wyoming landowner group: The state must hold coal operators like Eagle Specialty Minerals accountable in era of bankruptcies and production declines that point to mine closures.
The report, by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, suggests declining coal markets could overwhelm regulatory system. State regulators disagree.
Former CEO Jeffery Hoops asked a bankruptcy court for $16,500 for a private flight, $212,800 for rent owed by him to him and many larger sums.
Economies of scale, shifting markets and over-capacity will all play into PRB coal’s fate, analysts say.
A Campbell County Sheriff’s Department report, and Wyoming DEQ reports, bring new details to aftermath of Blackjewel closure months in.