Gillette Wyo., where nearly 1 in 10 jobs is in coal mining, is trying diversify its economy and reimagine an economically viable path forward in the face of a global coal industry downturn.
Powder River Basin coal
Companies mining Powder River Basin coal prefer the status quo over new restrictions. For greens, the plan is a disappointment.
Teaser: Environmental groups urge the Interior Department to heed the threat of climate change when finalizing a new plan for almost 800,000 acres in Wyoming.
Wyoming produced an estimated 75 million barrels oil in 2014 — a 20 percent year-to-year increase. But the dramatic drop in price is expected to drag production down in 2015.