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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...
DBleizeffer-PRB-Eagle Butte

How Natural Gas and the Electoral College Threaten Wyoming Coal

By Dave Dodson, WyoFile In the last presidential debate, the word “education” was mentioned once, “deficit” twice and “prescription drugs” not at all. Meanwhile “fracking” was brought up 17 times as the two candidates competed to...
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig and Pipe

Energy Update for Oct. 30

Here's your Campbell County energy update for August 14. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 10/23/2020 $11.75 / Short Ton Week Ending 10/16/2020 $11.75 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 10/24/2020 4,277 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending...
Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) supporters, including former-Gov. Matt Mead, Sr. Carbon XPRIZE Dir. Marious Extavour and Japan Coal Energy Center Pres. Osamu Tsukamoto, among others, stand at the doors of the ITC during a dedication ceremony in May 2018. (H/t ITC)

First XPRIZE Team Completes Trials at ITC

The first of five XPRIZE finalists vying to successfully transform carbon dioxide emissions into an innovative product at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) in Gillette has successfully completed their technology demonstration tests earlier...
Days before the U.S. presidential election, President Trump is reportedly considering an executive order aimed at studying the economic impact of hydraulic fracturing. (H/t Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr)

Brouillette: Trump ‘Developing’ Fracking Order

By Lesley Clark, Energywire, E&E News With less than a week to the election and polls showing a tight race in energy-rich Pennsylvania, the Trump administration is preparing to study the economic effects of hydraulic fracturing,...

State’s Revenues ‘Deeply Concerning,’ Gov. Gordon Says

Governor Mark Gordon urged legislators Monday to work with him to lower state spending after a newly published report predicted ongoing revenue deficits for the state’s oil, natural gas and coal industries. Managing the state’s...
Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Operating (H/t Bureau of Land Management)

Peak Coal and Gas? It’s Happened Already, Report Says

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News Electricity-sector emissions and coal and gas use at power plants have already peaked because of the pandemic and will not return to their pre-COVID-19 levels, according to a report released yesterday. Yet...
A coal seam at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in Campbell County, Wyo. is pictured. (H/t BLM Wyoming/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Interior Finalizes Rule Easing Off Coal Oversight

By James Marshall, E&E News PM, E&E News The Interior Department finalized a rule today that could curb oversight of state coal mine regulators. Ten-day notices are a key enforcement tool the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation...