Idle mines portend dark days for top U.S. coal region

(Source: Associated Press, September 15, 2019)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn’t even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained of the last case, giving four rolls to each mine and two to the mine supply facility where she worked. Days later, things got worse.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

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