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.
The Land Quality Advisory Board will reconsider strong coal reclamation bonding regulations June 27. This time they need to accept them argues Bob LeResche.
Cheyenne Republican introduces legislation to increase coal taxes if federal Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program expires.
Columnist Bob LeResche says Peabody Energy must be required to post surety bonds so taxpayers are not stuck with costs of reclaiming its Wyoming strip mines.
A citizens’ complaint filed Monday asks the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to deem Peabody Energy is not in compliance for some $790 million in coal mine reclamation liability.