Photographer, cartoonist, worker advocate and locomotive driver Alan Nash connects people to a place, an industry and a blue-collar workforce in transition.
Powder River Basin
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.
UW law professor says he will be surprised if SCOTUS takes on case regarding Powder River Basin coal shipments to Washington state.
Plan would gut 50-year-old foundational environmental protection law and advance the authoritarian Trump administration's assault on oversight and accountability.
Economies of scale, shifting markets and over-capacity will all play into PRB coal’s fate, analysts say.