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President-Elect Joe Biden (jlhervas/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Biden’s Oil Plan: The Good, the Bad and the Illegal

By Heather Richards, Energywire, E&E News An overhaul of the federal oil and gas program didn't make it into President-elect Joe Biden's transition priorities listed on his website Sunday after he was declared the winner of...
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...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). If Republicans maintain control of the Senate, President-elect Joe Biden and congressional Democrats likely will have trouble advancing climate ambitions. (Courtesy of Francis Chung/E&E News)

‘Off The Table.’ Financial Analysts See No Big Climate Bill

By Corbin Hiar and Mike Lee, Energywire, E&E News From Wall Street to K Street, Space City to the Motor City, an army of analysts and executives were watching the U.S. elections to see how the...
Peabody Energy Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri (Courtesy of Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons)

Peabody, Insurers Reach ‘First of its Kind’ Reclamation Deal

By James Marshall, Climatewire, E&E News Peabody Energy Corp. announced an agreement with insurers that guarantee mine reclamation today after a bond provider asked for collateral due to the coal company's "deteriorating" financial condition. Argonaut Insurance Co....
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig and Pipe

Energy Update for Nov. 6

Here's your Campbell County energy update for November 6. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 10/30/2020 $11.65 / Short Ton Week Ending 10/23/2020 $11.75 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 10/31/2020 4,301 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending...
Protesters watch the U.S. presidential election results roll in Nov. 3 near the White House in Washington. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is favored to win, but thousands of votes in key states have not yet been tallied. (Photo courtesy of Francis Chung/E&E News, Used Under License)

Why A President Biden Could Fail On Clean Energy

By Lesley Clark and Mike Lee, Energywire, E&E News Democrats seemingly failed to deliver a "green wave" in races across the country, leaving Joe Biden – who was edging out President Trump in vote tallies today –...
President Trump at Podium. (H/t Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Biden Stumbles, Endangering Climate Action

By Adam Aton and Scott Waldman, Climatewire, E&E News Democrats dreamed that the 2020 election would deliver them a broad mandate to kick-start decarbonization across every sector of the economy. They woke up this morning with smaller hopes. Though...
Peabody Energy Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri (Courtesy of Paul Sableman/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Insurer Sues Peabody for Mine Reclamation Collateral

By James Marshall, Greenwire, E&E News An insurance company sued Peabody Energy Corp. last week because the multinational coal operator hasn't provided collateral for bonds meant to secure mine reclamation. Argonaut Insurance Co. has issued about $203...
Biden visits United Association Local 27 in Erie, PA promoting his Build Back Better plan (H/t Adam Schultz/Biden for President/Flickr)

Would Biden Make Gas The Next Coal?

By Lesley Clark and Carlos Anchondo, Energywire, E&E News A Biden presidency would likely accelerate a shift away from natural gas that is occurring across the U.S. as concerns about climate change increase and the cost of...
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...