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  • The Coal Business in Wyoming | WyoHistory

    Growth in coal production spiked again during World War II, when national demand soared for Wyoming's coal and other natural resources. In the 1960s, Wyoming's first coal-fired electric-power generation plants were built, establishing a reliable local market for coal.

  • The first coal mine to open in Wyoming is in danger of ...

    Jul 13, 2019 · "The last ton of coal that comes out of an American mine will come out of the Powder River Basin," said Richard Horner, director of emerging technologies at the University of Wyoming. For Wyoming, which voted for Donald Trump — with his promise to put coal miners back to work — by a 3-to-1 margin, that far-off future is now that much ...

  • Another Montana and Wyoming coal operator declares bankruptcy

    May 10, 2019 · "Coal remains an integral part of the nation's and world's energy portfolio and will be for years to come," said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. "That is a fact. The proof is in the global ...

  • wyomingnews | Local First

    Staffing issues at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins and the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk could jeopardize prison safety, Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert told ...

  • Two Wyoming coal mines close, send 700 workers home after ...

    Two coal mines in Wyoming closed and sent 700 workers home Monday afternoon after their owner filed for bankruptcy, the latest blow to a region that has been battered by an economic downturn in ...

  • Wyoming | Natural Resources Revenue Data

    The program currently estimates that Wyoming has $77 million in unreclaimed coal AML sites and $18 million in unreclaimed non-coal AML sites (such as uranium mining sites). To learn more about recently completed projects and projects underway, search for Wyoming Annual Evaluation Reports in the OSMRE Oversight Document Database.

  • IE Questions: In Wyoming, How Much Coal Does A Miner Mine ...

    Apr 28, 2015 · Wyoming's coal comes from the Powder River Basin, a large bowl of thick coal deposits that sit close to the surface. Instead of underground mines, common in Appalachia, most of Wyoming's mines are large, open pits. Miners use heavy machinery to scrape off dirt, scoop out coal, and load it onto trucks the size of houses. ...

  • Coal bankruptcies: The first coal mine to open in Wyoming ...

    Jul 13, 2019 · Belle Ayr, a strip mine that sits in the northeast corner of Wyoming, was the very first strip mine to open in the West back in 1972, kicking off a shifting of the coal industry from the eastern U ...

  • A Wyoming town looks to a new future with coal

    Jun 26, 2018 · Coal has driven Wyoming's economy for decades. The state sits on hundreds of years of coal reserves. ... Most of that energy comes in the form of coal.

  • Appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines ...

    Appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines As the coal industry is squeezed, the most productive mines employ huge machines and relatively few people.

  • A Wyoming coal town comes of age — High Country News

    A Wyoming coal town comes of age. Paul Krza July 7, ... a trickle of construction workers should begin arriving in this town of 1,300 tucked on the southern edge of Wyoming's coal-rich Powder ...

  • States Producing the Most Electricity From Coal

    Jul 30, 2019 · Colorado is one of the largest coal-producing states in the United States. Falling far behind its neighbor Wyoming, Colorado's production is enough to make the state the first on this list to have the majority of its produced energy comes from coal. Natural gas and wind come .

  • Wyoming's Great Disconnect | Beyond Coal

    In 2015, Wyoming's 18 coal mines employed about 6,500 workers. That may not seem like a lot on a grand scale, but the state's population is just under 600,000, and coal jobs are among the best paying in the state (Wyoming coal miners take home an average of $82,000 a year, twice the statewide average).

  • Wyoming - State Energy Profile Analysis - U.S. Energy ...