So long as Congress continues to fail to address climate change through comprehensive legislation, those who care about avoiding a climate crisis are left with the Clean Air Act as one of the main tools to diminish coal’s contribution in the U.S. to climate change.
Cloud Peak Energy
With all the economic and regulatory factors evolving in the coal market, Wyoming can't say what might be in store for Powder River Basin coal.
Powder River Basin (PRB) coal producers don’t seem to be in a panic. They’re not rushing to the negotiating table with their adversaries, crafting details of a new carbon tax or cap-and-trade bill, or even attempting a major overall of the Clean Air Act to provide long-term certainty for their core operations in America.