Neither Cheney, Enzi nor Barrasso have backed measures that would let Kemmerer miners and retirees keep health insurance benefits after coal bankruptcy.
United Mine workers of America
Two fallen Wyoming coal mining companies are tossed about in a feud between multinational consultants, while miners and municipalities scramble for scraps
Buffeted by economic forces beyond their control, union members fight payouts for mid-level managers while seeking to save their pensions and health care.
A power plant unit will close in 9 months and a mine owner considers bankruptcy, unsettling the economic security of 300 miners and a whole community.
The bankruptcy of Patriot Coal, a Peabody Energy spinoff, put pension benefits at risk for 12,000 miners and sparked a series of lawsuits.