Arch’s Abandoned Coal Montana Coal Project Would’ve Been Among the Biggest in the U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:In a January 2011 presentation to the Montana Chamber of Commerce, Arch laid out plans for a dragline mining operation in Powder River County, Mont. that could produce up to 20 million tons of coal per year. That level of output would put it above all but a handful of surface coal mines in the U.S. Only four coal mines in the country produced more than 20 million tons in 2015, according to SNL Energy data.In that same presentation, Arch touted up to 300 jobs as it aimed to become a major coal producer in Montana. In securing the 1.5 billion tons of reserves, Arch was aiming to send coal to the northern U.S. power generation market and the Pacific Rim through West Coast export facilities. The company indicated in the presentation that it was skeptical of the sustainability of growing natural gas utilization and assured audiences that coal “is — and will remain — a dominant fuel source in the United States.”Five years later, Arch filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection. Since then, natural gas had continued to grab at coal’s market share in the U.S. and demand from export markets has withered, all while the industry was being hit with new regulations and intensified scrutiny from environmental opponents.Full article ($): Suspended Arch project would have been among nation’s largest mines Arch’s Abandoned Coal Montana Coal Project Would’ve Been Among the Biggest in the U.S.last_img read more

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first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Twins Bob, Mike Bryan end record-breaking doubles careerNEW YORK (AP) — American twins Bob and Mike Bryan announced their retirement after a record-breaking doubles career Thursday, making official what seemed clear when they did not enter the U.S. Open.The 42-year-old brothers collected 16 Grand Slam championships together, 119 tour-level titles and a 2012 Olympic gold medal. They finished 10 seasons atop the ATP doubles rankings and helped the United States win the Davis Cup in 2007.Along the way, they became as famous a doubles team as there was, known for leaping to bump chests at the end of victories.The Bryans, who were born in California, already had said 2020 would be their last year on tour. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTSBoycotts leave sports schedules up in the airUNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s board of governors is expected to meet and discuss whether Thursday’s playoff games will be played, after all three games on Wednesday’s schedule were postponed by player protests. NBA players also plan to meet to decide how long the stoppage will last. August 27, 2020 The Milwaukee Bucks started a protest movement that spread to other sports when they declined to take the court Wednesday their playoff game against the Orlando Magic following the weekend shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. Before the day was over, three Major League Baseball games, three WNBA games and five Major League Soccer games had been called off.It’s not clear if more games could be affected. Plans call for the baseball games that were postponed Wednesday to be made up as part of doubleheaders Thursday. Those games are the Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Seattle at San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants.Several NFL teams have canceled their Thursday practices.NFL-ALEXANDER-MISSING FATHERSheriff: Missing dad of Bengals player found safe in Florida FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The missing father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park.The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park, which is about 25 miles north of Okeechobee in central Florida. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family., Alexandre, a Haitian immigrant who uses a French spelling of the family’s surname, went missing after going to pick palmetto berries Monday, according to official. A missing persons report was released Wednesday.His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man shortly after returning to Florida to help search for his missing father. Alexander had left Bengals training camp earlier Tuesday to assist in the search.TENNIS-BRYAN BROTHERS RETIRElast_img read more