Press Releases Coal Mining


Coal Community Groups, Energy Analysts and Activists React to Peabody Bankruptcy
Following the bankruptcy filing of Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest coal company in the world, coal community groups, activists and energy analysts are noting that this is only the latest example of a global trend away from coal....(04/13/2016)

Citizens Groups Ask For Better Compliance With Coal Mine Reclamation
Today, the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a Wyoming conservation and family agriculture organization, along with the Western Organization of Resource Councils, filed an appeal of a Department of Interior federal mine plan approval, which authorized Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle Mine to mine the North and South Porcupine federal coal leases...(05/13/14)

Citizens Win Public Hearing on Proposed Aquifer Exemption for Experimental Coal Gasification Project
The Powder River Basin Resource Council learned yesterday that citizen pressure paid off and a public hearing will be held on a proposal by Linc Energy to exempt an aquifer from Safe Drinking Water Act protections for an experimental underground coal gasification project...(01/30/2014)

IG report: "Weaknesses" in coal leasing program cost taxpayers millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. taxpayers are likely losing tens of millions of dollars on bids frommining corporations as a result of a federal leasing program that undervalues the price of coaltaken from public lands in the Powder River Basin, according to findings from an investigationby the Department of Interior's Inspector General.


Undervalued Coal Leases Seen as Costing Taxpayers-(06/11/2013)

Coal lease criticism divides Wyo industry watchers-(06/11/2013)


Conservation Groups Challenge U.S. Forest Service's Plan for Dirty Coal Strip Mining in National Grassland
WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club and the Powder River Basin Resource Council issued a legal challenge today to the U.S. Forest Service's misguided decision to open nearly 2,000 acres of the Thunder Basin National Grassland to harmful coal strip mining.   The conservation groups charged that the U.S. Forest Service's consent to the South Porcupine coal lease fails to protect air quality, groundwater aquifers, and wildlife; ensure reclamation of strip-mined lands; and consider alternative options that would lessen climate disruption....(12/6/2011)