Competition for survival among PRB mines will only become more intense, according to a study, and will limit disclosure of future plans that would help communities prepare.
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.