Fifteen of the workers will move to jobs at the neighboring surface mine, and 10 will retire. The company expects another 10–12 positions to open at the surface mine before the closure. That leaves upwards of 50 workers lacking a clear path to employment after November.
Bridger Coal Company will close its underground mining operation near Rock Springs in November. Ninety-four employees will be affected, though not all will be laid off.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative has reached an agreement with Bakken Energy to sell its Great Plains Synfuels Plant, which its new owners will convert to produce hydrogen.
Montana Resources is midway through an epic year. Copper hit an all-time high of $4.86 per pound on May 10 and was at $4.21 Wednesday.
A Columbus coffee shop is taking donations to help pay for the funeral expenses of two men killed in an accident at Stillwater Mine.
The decision against the Rock Creek Mine near Noxon is the latest in series of legal setbacks for a project first proposed more than two decades ago.
Only three power plants buying Montana coal now indicate they could still be burning coal beyond 2030.
Like a kid in a candy store, U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale toured the Montana Resources mine in Butte Friday.
The proposal has the backing of county officials and Navajo Transitional Energy Co., which bought the debt-saddled Spring Creek Mine last year.
For 100 years, rancher Nick Hillman’s family has run cattle in the Centennial Mountains as miners came, looked and left. Now, a Canadian company is touting the nearby mountains along the Montana border as a world-class gold prospect.
A proposed silver/copper mine near Libby can’t rely on a 30-year-old water quality permit granted to a bankrupt company, according to a Montana Supreme Court decision released on Tuesday.
Cleaning up coal mines across the West could generate approximately 6,000 and 12,000 full-time equivalent jobs over a two to three-year time frame.
The Star-Tribune interviewed Chase Owen Galley to learn what he thinks the state should do to help communities in southwest Wyoming.
An archaeologist will be on hand to ensure workers rerouting a road at the East Boulder Mine avoid a prehistoric site.
“I’m glad we didn’t do this 30 years ago because there were a lot of things different back in those days. The regulations were not as stringent, people’s mindsets were different and I think we’re doing a far far better job of it now than we probably could’ve conceived of 30 years ago and I’m very glad for that.”
Crews will take staggered, two-week furloughs in August and September.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — A bankruptcy court judge is allowing an international equipment company to try to repossess two building-sized shovels crucia…
Conservation groups want a Montana court to cancel the approval of a long-disputed copper mine that they say would pollute a tributary of one of the state's most popular recreational rivers.
The state of Montana will require copper miners in Meagher County to post a $4.6 million bond to commence construction, the first of multiple bonds the company will need to post to mine north of White Sulphur Springs.
Albert Reitz was mowing his lawn after work on Monday when he felt it.
The company plans to build a "coal campus" in northern Wyoming— replete with a research complex and a manufacturing hub.
Environmental officials on Thursday approved plans for a copper mine in central Montana that marks a major milestone in a long-running dispute.