Wyoming Invests $34 Million Uranium Mine Bonds

(Associated Press, October 25) – The state of Wyoming has invested $34 million in an in-situ uranium mine 15 miles southwest of Bairoil in Sweetwater County. State Treasurer Mark Gordon says the state has purchased industrial revenue development bonds funding the Lost Creek In-Situ Uranium Recovery Project, operated by Ur-(you-ARE’)-Energy. The mine already is producing […]

Mead: Asian Officials Eager to Buy Wyoming Coal

(Casper Star Tribune, October 24) – Officials in Taiwan and South Korea are eager to buy Wyoming coal to satisfy an expected 250 percent increase in demand for the product during the next decade, Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday. The state, he said, first must deal with opposition from Oregon and Washington residents who object to […]

Coal Industry Eyes Comeback as Efficient Plants Encourage Use

(Bloomberg, October 21) –  Coal use in the U.S. is set to grow this year and next from a two-decade low as more efficient coal plants that can withstand new environmental regulations supplant old ones, an industry group predicted. Hal Quinn, the president of the National Mining Association, said coal use is projected to be […]