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A tape measure shows this narrow crack is around 22 feet deep.

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One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine

One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine

One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine loads a truck with 250 tons of coal. The shovel has a 40-yard bucket, and the truck holds 130 yards of coal.

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Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine

Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine

Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine, monitors equipment as railroad cars are filled with coal.

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A Spring Creek Mine truck

A Spring Creek Mine truck

A Spring Creek Mine truck hauls 250 tons of coal from the mine to an on-site transfer station.

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Antelope run across reclaimed mining land

Antelope run across reclaimed mining land

Antelope run across reclaimed mining land on the Spring Creek Mine.

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Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal at the Spring Creek Mine.

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Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine

Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine

Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine.

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Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal

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.

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Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek Mine

Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek Mine

Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek mine leads a tour on a coal seam.

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A dragline works

A dragline works

A dragline works to remove the dirt on top of a coal seam in the Spring Creek mine. The 65-yard bucket can dig 1,000 buckets every 24 hours.

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Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

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.

August 31, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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Guest opinion: Rail traffic has solution but lacks political will

Guest opinion: Rail traffic has solution but lacks political will

Traffic congestion due to trains is already a problem for Billings.

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County’s coal taxes increase from Signal Peak Energy

More underground coal mining in Yellowstone County last year by Signal Peak Energy, which operates the Bull Mountain Mine south of Roundup, will mean more tax dollars for the county.

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Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

GILLETTE, Wyo.  — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.

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Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Republican U.S. House hopeful Ryan Zinke was in Billings on Wednesday presenting an energy policy he says will put Montanans to work building infrastructure for resource extraction.

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Exporting pollution

Exporting pollution

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

July 28, 2014 12:01 am Photos

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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:

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Amid coal uncertainty, school construction funds projected to waver

When a company wants to dig for coal in Wyoming, it pays a one-time competitive fee to help its bid stand out from what is usually a crowd of companies vying for the right to mine.

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