July – August 2018, Volume 46, Number 4

In July, Powder River released a new report that found only about 2.4% of approximately 206 square miles of land disturbed by 14 Wyoming coal mines has been fully reclaimed. “Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Reclamation” tracked reclamation statistics from these coal mines and investigated why the rate of reclamation is slow even though state and federal law requires it to take place alongside active coal mining. The report also highlights the economic benefits of increased reclamation efforts.

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