Cracks in the ground, some deeper than a man’s height, are cropping up on hillsides in the Bull Mountains.
Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine, monitors equipment as railroad cars are filled with coal.
Antelope run across reclaimed mining land on the Spring Creek Mine.
Railroad cars are filled with coal at the Spring Creek Mine.
Railroad cars are filled with coal at the Spring Creek mine. The cars hold 120 tons of coal and are loaded in six to eight seconds, then sprayed with water and a binding chemical to reduce dust during their shipment period.
Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek mine leads a tour on a coal seam.
DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine.
A Spring Creek Mine truck hauls 250 tons of coal from the mine to an on-site transfer station.
Members of the Lummi tribe brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington state.
Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.
CASPER, Wyo. — A bipartisan group of Wyoming legislators will travel to China next month to talk to policymakers there about clean-coal technology.
This year’s frigid temperatures have been a stark reminder of the importance of reliable and affordable electricity for families in Montana and across the nation. For many, the electricity that heats homes and keeps the lights on comes from coal produced here in southeast Montana.
Montana’s U.S. senators are attempting to revive the Indian coal production tax credit, used by the Crow Nation to promote coal mining on the Crow Indian Reservation.
The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Diminished domestic demand has produced a virtual moratorium on federal coal sales in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, home to the 10 top-producing coal mines in the country.
Coal sales in Western states are getting more scrutiny from federal lawmakers amid new revelations Friday about officials accepting below-market bids for some coal sales and possibly illegally negotiating with companies over prices.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A power company is raising money for a $10 million X Prize to spur technology to capture and use carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants.
When the state of Washington announced they were taking the unheard-of step of including Montana mines and transportation networks in the scope of an environmental analysis related to a costal port in Washington, a lot of Montana industries took notice. The move was designed to undermine coa…
Alpha Natural Resources' plan to eliminate 230 jobs across the coal-mining company may affect its Wyoming mines, a company representative said Friday.
We recently visited with elected leaders, industry officials and concerned citizens from Montana and Wyoming to discuss coal and money. Our message is simple and clear. The federal lease program run by the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management is shortchanging the public budgets i…