Wyoming’s big coal mines continue to run while company is in bankruptcy

From the Casper Star-Tribune

The final day to submit bids for assets of Wyoming’s third-largest coal producer is July 8. Cloud Peak Energy, which owns Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines in the Powder River Basin, declared bankruptcy in May. A hearing to approve any sales will take place on July 18.

Unlike the mines owned by Blackjewel, mines operated by Cloud Peak have continued to run, but several Gillette residents said they feared it was only a matter of time before these mines closed too. “That’s more than likely going to close,” former Blackjewel worker Gary Chambers predicted of Cloud Peak’s Cordero Rojo mine last week.

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