Coal company’s Chapter 11 filing could short Lincoln County of more than $9 million in unpaid mineral taxes.
One reporter brought the Two Elk scandal to light and tracked the twisting tale of greed, fraud and government ineptitude for more than a decade.
A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday sentenced the power plant promoter to prison for stealing $5.7 million in federal stimulus funds.
Grassroots participants in a statewide initiative addressing the same matters worry she is undermining their efforts.
Short cuts, subsidies and tax breaks helped create 7,000 jobs in the Powder River Basin. Damage to water, air and land is part of the price borne by the public, too.