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CASPER — With the U.S. on the verge of its first national railroad strike in three decades, Wyoming’s biggest industries are preparing to suffer losses in the coming weeks.  The hope, for all parties, is to reach a deal that resolves stalled contract negotiations between the railroads and their...
LARAMIE —For decades, coal has been king for Wyoming’s economy and America’s energy production.  As political and economic climates continue to change toward more diverse electricity production and green energy, the Cowboy State also has become a leader in carbon research and evolution.  To that...
Supreme Court ruling not a clear win for Wyoming coal   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Market forces along with state and regional climate policies will likely continue to pressure utilities to shift from planet-warming coal-fired power to wind and solar resources in Wyoming, despite the...
FROM WYOFILE:    Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon...
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...
Gillette, Campbell County plan for post-coal economy   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Gillette and Campbell County appear to be bursting with economic activity despite a series of coal company bankruptcies, mine layoffs and a forecast for more of the same.  There have been fewer than 100 homes...
Committee rejects proposed energy tax structure   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Sen. Cale Case on Thursday proposed a new energy tax structure that would be shared across all electricity producers. But a motion to have a bill drafted for the plan failed...
Campbell Co. officials bemoan lack of state guidance   By Jonathan Gallado Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Campbell County officials are disappointed that there seems to be no guidance from the state level as far as what’s next for Wyoming. Commissioner Rusty Bell said...

A CAT large mining truck makes its way out of the Eagle Butte mine with a load of coal. Gillette News Record file photo. 

2021 finally brings short uptick for thermal coal   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the...

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