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Judge Rejects Coal Lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin on the grounds that burning the coal would contribute to global warming

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Wyo. Launches Gas, Coal Conversion Studies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is conducting two feasibility studies on natural gas and coal conversion technologies.

The Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force recently selected the two proposals from among 14 applications, giving them a Sept

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Union Pacific Hauls Less Coal From NE Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. shipped 18 percent less coal from the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming during the second quarter this year.

The Omaha, Neb.-based railroad shipped 36

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Cloud Peak Energy buys coal mine near Sheridan

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Cloud Peak Energy has purchased an undeveloped coal mine along the Wyoming-Montana border that has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to the Sheridan area.

According to the Associated Press, Wyoming-based Cloud Peak paid $300 million for the Youngs Creek Mining Company, a joint venture between Chevron USA Inc

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Visitors Bureau Helps With Coal Mine Tour Costs

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau is footing more of the costs for popular tours at Eagle Butte coal mine this summer.

Normally, the mine pays all costs for the free tours, but as prices and production in the U

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Governor Mead Opens China Coal Conference

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is in Shaanxi Province with other Wyoming state officials, Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy, representatives and students from the University of Wyoming as well as U.S. energy officials and energy industry executives for the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference

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Gov. Mead Heading To China For Coal Meeting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.

Renny MacKay is spokesman for the governor. MacKay says Mead will be at the conference from June 3-5 and plans to travel in China for a few days after that to inspect some coal projects

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Coal Industry Official Concerned About Low Prices

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The executive director of the Wyoming Mining Association is concerned about low prices for coal.

Marion Loomis says the price of Wyoming coal has dropped from $14 a ton to $6 a ton in the past six months because of low natural gas prices and less demand from power plants

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Wyoming Coal Prices Hit A 2-Year Low

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The spot price for Powder River Basin coal hit a two-year low this week.

On the informal, over-the-counter market, coal contracts for April delivery sold for $6.50 a short ton on Monday

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Coal From Powder River Basin Headed Overseas

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A recently signed deal and another in negotiation will allow some Powder River Basin coal to be shipped to overseas customers through the Gulf Coast and possibly East Coast ports

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