Latest mine closure announcement should motivate state’s federal delegation to fight for protections of those left behind by coal industry, Dodson writes.
The company, which operates two Powder River Basin mines, says exiting the thermal coal business is “the right business solution in the event we are unable to find an appropriate buyer.”
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.
WyoFile has confirmed that a coal miner was killed early this morning at the Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County. Killed was Jacob Dowdy, age 24, who had worked at the mine for nearly three years.