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