Some local residents call Highway 59 the ‘Coal Miner 500.’ The road between Douglas and Gillette is an artery to the beating heart of the PRB.
Economies of scale, shifting markets and over-capacity will all play into PRB coal’s fate, analysts say.
Company presented 30 potential “portfolios” for future power mix, almost all of which predict savings through early retirement of Wyoming coal-fired electrical generating units.
A year before coal giant Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, a Gillette couple says the company’s failure to pay its bills wrecked their cleaning business.
Powder River Basin Resource Council chairwoman Joyce Evans urges Gov. Gordon to begin reclamation on Blackjewel mines with out-of-work miners.