Wyoming Mining Association

CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday.  Just over a week after he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its coal leasing allowances in the Powder River Basin for...
GILLETTE — Halfway through 2022, Powder River Basin mines have produced about half of the total amount of coal as last year, keeping up the pace of production despite struggling to get enough trains to maximize on the continued demand for thermal coal. The 12 Campbell County PRB mines combined to...
High court sides with industry   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The Supreme Court limited how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can regulate greenhouse gas emissions — but preserved its authority to do so — in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that sided with...
Russia’s attack on Ukraine — coupled with international calls to close off ties with the energy super-giant — threaten to push Wyoming’s fossil fuel-reliant economy toward even more volatile territory, according to state economists. Although President Joe Biden’s executive order Tuesday banning...
CASPER — As Russia lays siege to its neighbor, the West has rallied behind Ukraine, wielding dollars, euros and pounds against the 11th-biggest economy in the world. The European Union, reliant on Russian fossil fuels but loath to let Vladimir Putin’s government weaponize its exports, took economic...
Increased PRB coal production and employment point to ‘strong 2022’ amid overall downturn   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Coal production in the Powder River Basin saw growth in 2021 after a significant pandemic-related setback marred the extraction...
Coal enjoys 2021 resurgence   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The coal industry has had an unexpectedly good year. After tumbling 18% in 2020 compared to 2019, U.S. thermal coal use is expected to climb 21% through the end of 2021, according to a report...
Wyoming coal prices soar   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Utilities are back in the market for coal.  Powder River Basin coal is known for its stability. Over the last decade, even as the industry contracted, its weekly spot price fluctuated by just $5...
Biggest U.S. coal plant will halve production   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The biggest coal-fired power plant in the country gets all of its coal from Wyoming. A second of its four units is now slated for retirement, halving total capacity before the...
Layoffs from Bridger mine closure not surprise   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — When the Bridger Underground Coal Mine shuts down in November, 92 workers will lose their current jobs, down from the 94 reported by the mine’s owner earlier this month. For...

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