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A Montana tribe encourages coal mining, for its own well-being

Dec 17, 2013
The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining

On the high plains, an almost invisible coal industry counts on Asia

Dec 16, 2013
Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.
Posted In: coal, energy

Lummi tribe objects to coal terminal in Washington

Nov 27, 2013
Fifty-seven Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State.
Posted In: coal, native americans, Washington, Oregon


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