In a legal broadside outside the bounds of bankruptcy court, the U.S. Department of Labor sued Blackjewel in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming this week.
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.
Employees say company withdrew retirement money from paychecks but didn’t deposit it in their accounts. Court filings show $2.1 million in unmet obligations
Tuesday laid bare the chaos left by Blackjewel LLC’s shuttering of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines. “Those mines can’t just sit,” one miner said.
More than 100 miners visited the local Workforce Services office after Blackjewel LLC shuttered two coal mines. DEQ rushed to check empty mines for hazards.