Picnic on the Pathway incorporates solar education

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Get the whole family outside to enjoy Sheridan’s Parks & Pathways and learn more about how solar energy works at the annual Picnic on the Pathway, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on June 13th at Washington Park on Coffeen Avenue. This yearly UNPLUG event encourages Sheridan residents to experience the benefits of pathways throughout the […]

Powder River Basin Resource Council Petitions Wyoming DEQ to End Self-Bonding and Protect Taxpayers and Adjacent Landowners

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May 1, 2018 This week the Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division to end the practice of self-bonding for coal mines. In order to better shield Wyoming taxpayers from having to fund mine clean-up in the event of a […]

Learn About the Future of Solar in Wyoming on May 16 in Laramie

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April 26, 2018 Learn about what’s happening with solar power in Wyoming at a community conversation sponsored by Powder River Basin Resource Council (Powder River) and Wyoming Outdoor Council (Outdoor Council).  “The Future of Solar in Wyoming” will be held Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Altitude Chophouse (back room), […]

GAO Report on Coal Mine Self-Bonding March 2018

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Coal accounts for 17 percent of domestic energy production. SMCRA requires coal mine operators to reclaim lands that were disturbed during mining and to submit a financial assurance in an amount sufficient to ensure that adequate funds will be available to complete reclamation if the operator does not do so. Recent coal company bankruptcies have […]

Petition to Amend Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Rules on Self-Bonding

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The Resource Council, along with its over 1,000 members throughout the state, advocates for the conservation of Wyoming’s unique land, mineral, water, and clean air resources consistent with responsible use of those resources to sustain the livelihood of present and future generations. Since its founding in 1973, the Resource Council has worked on coal mining […]

Powder River Breaks March – April 2018

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March – April 2018, Volume 46, Number 2 On March 23rd, Judge Brian Morris from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana issued a landmark decision holding that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan to open up the entire Powder River Basin to 10.2 billion tons of federal coal leasing violated NEPA […]

Powder River Awards Three at State Science Fair

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April 11, 2018 In an ongoing effort to promote the importance of studying Wyoming’s ecosystems and as well as the ecological impacts of development, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) presented two sets of awards at the Wyoming State Science Fair in Laramie. Each recipient earned a free membership to the Resource Council and a […]

WORC Report Finds Coal Self-Bonding Unnecessary and Risky

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April 5, 2018 The practice of self-bonding at coal mines could be ended today without a significant impact to the coal mining industry. That’s the conclusion of a new report, Now is the Time to End Self-Bonding, which points out that self-bonds in the West have hit a historic low, and that conventional alternatives to […]

Now Is the Time to End Self-Bonding

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In the eight months between August 2015 and April 2016, the three largest coal companies in the United States all filed for bankruptcy: Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources. Between them, they had pledged $2.3 billion of self-bonds in support of mine cleanup, known as “reclamation.” Coal companies are required by law to […]

March for Science planned for April 14

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April 5, 2018 Powder River Basin Resource Council is organizing this year’s March for Science – Sheridan Satellite March at 10 am on Saturday, April 14. Participants will meet at the Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand and then march through Sheridan’s parks to downtown and back. Marchers are encouraged to bring a sign, wear walking […]