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 By Greg Johnson    News    September 9, 2020

Powder River Basin set to produce less than 200M tons of coal

GILLETTE — Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry. Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S....

 By Greg Johnson    News    June 3, 2020

Renewables top coal for 1st time

GILLETTE — For the first time since before 1885, the annual United States energy consumption from renewable sources outpaced coal, according to a new report released Thursday by the federal U.S. Energy Information Administration. Market pressures...

 By Greg Johnson    News    April 29, 2020

300 laid off from Powder River Basin mines

GILLETTE — The Powder River Basin’s coal workforce shrunk by about 6% Thursday with the layoff of 300 workers from three mines. Peabody Energy Corp. employees were informed Thursday that about 170 employees have been laid off from the North Antel...


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