Wyoming’s powerful coal industry is starting to feel the full force of the market’s decline. In March, hundreds of workers were laid off from two of the country’s largest mines, and three of the state’s four largest producers are now in bankruptcy. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports on the issue from Gillette, Wyoming, the state’s coal capital.
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