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Coal production expected to decline, natural gas rise as result of EPA rule

Coal production expected to decline, natural gas rise as result of EPA rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Western coal production is expected to fall by more than 30 percent in 2020 due to new federal pollution standards proposed for power plants, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency projections.

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Guest opinion: Cleaner electricity generators must replace coal

In his Feb. 26 guest opinion, John Roeber praises Montana’s history of “balancing” our love of the land with our extraction of mineral riches. He writes, “That balance is our ‘third way,’ where extremist positions take a back seat to pragmatism.”

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Temporary rebound expected for coal mining in 2014

Temporary rebound expected for coal mining in 2014

The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two successive years of declines, according to a government forecast released Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Oregon coal export permit delayed; company expects to start on time

CASPER, Wyo. -- The company planning one of two Oregon terminals that could export Wyoming and Montana coal to Asia grudgingly agreed this week to a state suggestion that it seek a delay in a permit deadline for its project.

March 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Coal exports surge to highest level since 1991

Coal exports surge to highest level since 1991

U.S. coal exports reached their highest level in two decades last year as strong demand from Asia and Europe offered an outlet for a fuel that is falling from favor at home.

April 10, 2012 9:07 am Photos

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Bridger coal mine in southwest Wyoming plans expansion

The Bridger coal mine in southwest Wyoming wants to expand, adding 320 federally-owned acres to the underground portion of the mine.

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BLM clarifies dollar figure of Wyoming coal sales

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is clarifying the estimated value of millions of tons of Wyoming coal it intends to sell.

March 25, 2011 5:40 pm Related Loading…

Three energy companies face fines at Wyoming hearing

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Three energy companies accused of injecting chemicals into Powder River Basin coal seams without a permit may face fines and penalties after a hearing in Casper.

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Lawmakers determine gas innovation's fate

The bugs are back in town.

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