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  • Wyoming backs coal with threat to sue other states ...

    Wyoming backs coal with threat to sue other states ...

     · Wyoming coal production, which accounts for about 40% of the nation's total, has been in decline as utilities switch to gas, which is cheaper to burn to generate electricity. Solar and wind power ...

  • List of coal mines in the United States

    List of coal mines in the United States

    The following table lists the coal mines in the United States that produced at least 4,000,000 short tons of coal.. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), there were 853 coal mines in the in 2015, producing a total of 896,941,000 short tons of coal.

  • Wyoming's First Coal Bust |

    Wyoming's First Coal Bust |

     · When the coal bust hit, there was no hint of big coalfired power plants and largescale strip mining in Wyoming's future. The coal industry in Wyoming showed no signs of recovery. It seemed a relic quickly receding into the past until the latter half of the 1960s when electric utilities began building large coalfired power plants. A surface strip mine was constructed to supply the Dave ...

  • Wyoming's Coal Creek mine facing 'accelerated closure ...

    Wyoming's Coal Creek mine facing 'accelerated closure ...

     · Wyoming's Coal Creek mine facing 'accelerated closure'; Black Thunder coal operations to be reduced. By Brendan LaChance on February 9, 2021. Shutterstock. CASPER, Wyo. — Two Powder River Basin coal mines in Wyoming operated by Arch Resources Inc. will see their operations reduced. Arch Resources said on Tuesday that they plan to proceed with "the accelerated closure and final ...

  • Wyoming State Geological Survey

    Wyoming State Geological Survey

    Coal What is Coal Coal Resources Reserves Coal Production Mining Coal Geology Coal Data Wyoming Coal. Wyoming has been the top coalproducing state in the United States since 1986; in fact, the coal extracted from Wyoming's coal mines accounts for more than 39 percent of the annual coal .

  • Federal regulations created Wyoming's coal industry

    Federal regulations created Wyoming's coal industry

     · Ask a Wyoming politician what's killing the state's coal industry and they'll likely sneer two words at you: federal regulations. But ask that same politician what made Wyoming the nation's coalfired energy capital in the first place, and it's doubtful they'll admit that meddling from Washington,, gave rise to the mighty Powder River Basin coal patch.

  • The Coal Business in Wyoming |

    The Coal Business in Wyoming |

     · Today, mining operations are much safer, especially in Wyoming where nearly all the coal now mined—at 17 out of 18 coal mines currently in production—comes from strip mines on the earth's surface. Since 1978, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has overseen safety and worker protection at mines throughout the United States. In 2012, MSHA reported 19 coal miners in ...

  • The Forgotten History of Wyoming's Black Miners – Mother Jones

    The Forgotten History of Wyoming's Black Miners – Mother Jones

     · But it was shortlived. In 1891, due to the inferior quality of its coal, the UPCC closed the mine, and many of Dana's Black miners moved to nearby Wyoming coal .

  • One Dead In Black Thunder Mine Dragline Incident | Cowboy ...

    One Dead In Black Thunder Mine Dragline Incident | Cowboy ...

     · ***For All Things Wyoming, SignUp For Our Daily Newsletter*** By Ryan Lewallen, County 17 . A coal miner is dead following an accident that occurred while repairs were being performed on a Black Thunder Mine dragline yesterday afternoon, officials announced Thursday morning. Law enforcement and mine officials have identified the miner as 31yearold Jeff Wendland, a coal mining .

  • Wyoming stands up for coal with threat to sue states that ...

    Wyoming stands up for coal with threat to sue states that ...

     · Wyoming is America's largest coalproducing state, digging up nearly 40% of the coal produced nationally each year. The state is heavily dependent upon revenues from mining .