Amid Coal Market Struggles, Less Fuel Worth Mining In U.S.Vast coal seams dozens of feet thick that lie beneath the rolling hills of the Northern Plains once appeared almost limitless, fueling boasts that domestic reserves were sufficient to power the U.S. for centuries.
More Coal Mining In Colorado Gets Regulators' Preliminary OKFederal regulators have given the initial go-ahead to more coal extraction at a western Colorado site under a plan that calls for the mining company to donate land for the greater sage grouse.
Judge Weighs Whether To Stop Expanded Coal Mining Near CraigA federal judge in Denver is considering a lawsuit to stop the expansion of coal mining in northwestern Colorado.
Lawsuits Seek To Stop Work At Mines In 3 States, Including ColoradoCoal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.
US House Panel Looks At Western Coal Industry