Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Eli Bebout sent a letter to regulators challenging draft permit changes made after the agency took 453 public comments.
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Wyoming DEQ’s violation letter spurs Texas company to promise monitoring changes after black sediment, free oil, sewage odor are detected.
The report, by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, suggests declining coal markets could overwhelm regulatory system. State regulators disagree.
More than 100 miners visited the local Workforce Services office after Blackjewel LLC shuttered two coal mines. DEQ rushed to check empty mines for hazards.
State agency refuses informal public hearing, hands mine permit decision to Environmental Quality Council