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.
U.S. coal industry efforts to tap into the growing export market are struggling to gain traction, as bureaucratic hurdles and resistance from environmentalists slow proposed mines in the Northern Plains, ports on the West Coast and now a proposed coal railroad in Montana.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. is about to ship its billionth ton of coal.
WILLISTON, N.D. — New Environmental Protection Agency regulations will likely not shake North Dakota's reliance on coal when they take effect.
There’s trouble brewing in Montana. People who don’t live here, and who don’t really care what happens to our state, are trying to take advantage of us. If we don’t speak up now, we’ll be paying the price for decades to come.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ten western governors met Tuesday with Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to talk about cleaner power plant rules proposed by the Obama administration — including cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from coal. A sampling of what some gove…
The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…
A Wyoming coal company plans to begin exploratory drilling this week on a 1.4 billion ton coal reserve on the Crow Indian Reservation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government's most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozyi…
CASPER, Wyo. — Now in the throes of election season, Gov. Matt Mead hit the campaign trail this week. But the governor, who faces two challengers in August’s Republican primary, did not shake hands in Cheyenne or pose for pictures in Sheridan.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Millennium Bulk Terminals’ proposed $643 million coal export project is a good fit for the Longview-Kelso area, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said on the second day of his visit here to pitch the project.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead visited Longview on Tuesday to support the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export dock, which would ship Wyoming and Montana coal to Asia.
Don Sterhan, left, and Rep. Steve Daines chat before Daines’ press conference on Montana coal at the Billings Chamber of Commerce in Billings on Wednesday.
Rep Steve Daines talks about Montana coal at the Billings Chamber of Commerce in Billings on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution has opened a new front in Montana’s U.S. Senate race as the general election campaign kicks off between Democratic Sen. John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.
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The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant is back in operation with the completion of repairs to fix a burst steam tube that forced a plant shutdown last February.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anxiety reigns in Wyoming, America’s top coal-producing state, ahead of President Barack Obama’s expected announcement of new carbon dioxide limits for coal-fired power plants.
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