GILLETTE — In between the appetizers at Old Chicago, dinner at the Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar and tourism videos showing deer, elk and antelope grazing on the grasslands of the Powder River Basin, there was coal. Some 100 million tons of it.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he plans to push in his second term to finish projects that map out a better future for the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere in the state.
The EPA’s new “Clean Power Rule” would impose new limits on carbon emissions that would devastate our coal industry. As a result, these rules will increase energy costs, hamstring job creation and economic growth and reduce the amount of revenue available for Montana’s infrastructure and sch…
Crow tribal leaders and mining officials made their case for the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit on Wednesday in a meeting with U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Kansas U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., addresses the Crow legislature and coal company representatives on Wednesday.
Rep. Steve Daines meets with the Crow legislature and coal company representatives on Wednesday.
The Crow Legislature gathers for a picture with U.S. Congressman Steve Daines and Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran on Wednesday.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, left, shakes hands with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., as Tribal legislator Conrad Stewart and U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., look on during a meeting with the Crow legislature and coal company representatives on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. toured a controversial Bellingham, Wash., coal port Thursday, calling its success crucial to Montana's economy.
Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.
HELENA — The Bullock administration Friday unveiled five options for how Montana can meet proposed federal rules to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — and none includes shutting down or curtailing existing coal-fired power plants.
CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this week he intends to draft legislation halting coal leasing on federal lands after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management rejected his call for a leasing moratorium.
Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana’s huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project’s economics to a conservation group that’s opposed to the line, according to a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.
Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast.
CASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy lowered its production estimates for this year on Tuesday, citing August rains and congested rail service.
A tape measure shows this narrow crack is around 22 feet deep.
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.
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.