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Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County commenced operations in 1977. Arch Coal shed $5 billion in debt before emerging from bankruptcy in 2016, making it one of the most financially resilient mine operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. (Dustin Bleizeffer)

Arch Exit Signals Next Phase of Decline for Wyo Coal

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming’s second largest coal company confirmed last week what many miners and residents had feared: It will prepare to close its mines in the state even as it looks for a buyer...
Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County commenced operations in 1977. Arch Coal shed $5 billion in debt before emerging from bankruptcy in 2016, making it one of the most financially resilient mine operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. (Dustin Bleizeffer)

Arch Advances with Coal Creek Closure, Eyes Black Thunder

Arch Resources will move forward with an accelerated plan to close Coal Creek Mine following a reported $78.5 million loss for the final quarter of 2020, according to a quarterly earnings report released Tuesday...
The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming is one of the nation's largest sources of coal. Arch Resources, its owner, is moving away from thermal coal production. (H/t Jeremy Buckingham/Flickr)

Coal Production Slashed At Powerhouse Mine

By Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire, E&E News Analysts have long predicted coal mines in the Powder River Basin would need to close. But few would have singled out Black Thunder as the mine to take the hit. Black Thunder...
Liberty Oilfield Services billboard targeting The North Face

Liberty CEO throws shade at North Face with slick ‘Thank You’ campaign

The North Face denied co-branded jackets for a Texas oil and gas co. Oil services company fights back "thanking" The North Face for using petroleum in their products A Colorado oil and gas company with offices...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Solicitor General says Wyoming lacks reason to sue over coal port because of terminal...

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  The U.S. Supreme Court needs to rule on the issue of whether Washington state can use its laws to block a proposed...
Oil Rig behind Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Wyoming asks Court to force BLM to resume oil and gas lease sales

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming officials are asking a federal court to force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to resume oil and gas lease sales...

Gordon: Energy moratorium is bad for country, climate, Wyoming

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming’s public services will all suffer with the halt in energy development on public lands, Gov. Mark Gordon told a congressional committee...
Oil Rig behind Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Petroleum Association Of Wyoming joins lawsuit challenging Biden’s federal oil lease ban

By The Center Square for Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) has signed on as a joint petitioner in a lawsuit to fight President Joe...
NARM - courtesy Peabody

Analyst: Peabody’s Financial Outlook Points to Exit From Wyo Coal

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Despite a permanently shrinking U.S. thermal coal market, Peabody Energy plans to secure its position in Wyoming as the largest, lowest-cost producer, it says. That message comes as the state’s second largest...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

Gunnin’ for Hoops

By Jennifer Kocher and Mark Christensen, Outliers News New county attorney looks to bring charges against former Blackjewel CEO Jeff Hoops New Campbell County Attorney Mitch Damsky is making good on his promise to look into...