The unprecedented pinch on electrical power demand due to the economic shutdown has hit coal much harder than other power generation sources.
One reporter brought the Two Elk scandal to light and tracked the twisting tale of greed, fraud and government ineptitude for more than a decade.
A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday sentenced the power plant promoter to prison for stealing $5.7 million in federal stimulus funds.
WyoFile has confirmed that a coal miner was killed early this morning at the Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County. Killed was Jacob Dowdy, age 24, who had worked at the mine for nearly three years.
Wyoming employers are lucky to have such a hard-working class of folks, and they deserve safe working conditions and decent pay.