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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Bridger coal mine in southwest Wyoming wants to expand, adding 320 federally-owned acres to the underground portion of the mine.
CHEYENNE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is clarifying the estimated value of millions of tons of Wyoming coal it intends to sell.
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.
The bugs are back in town.