As a week of budget amending wrapped up, the House and Senate took opposite positions on a $500,000 appropriation to help the next round of laid-off coal miners or other workers.
The report, by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, suggests declining coal markets could overwhelm regulatory system. State regulators disagree.
Bankruptcy court filing describes years-long process of bleeding the distressed coal company into insolvency.
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.
From coal bankruptcies to water threats, sage grouse counts to the future of the state’s energy landscape, WyoFile charts the hardest-hitting stories of the year.