Wyoming

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A Navajo tribal company has reached an agreement that would allow the federal government to enforce environmental laws at two coal mines in Wyoming and one in Montana.

navajo-tec.com

The new owner of two Wyoming coal mines has reached an agreement to pay $44 million in local taxes. 

me.smenet.org

A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction. The announcement Thursday came a day after a federal judge gave final approval for the transfer of the mines from bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

theenergymix.com

Montana environmental officials are proposing approval of a major expansion of the state's largest coal mine after it was recently sold through a bankruptcy auction to a Navajo company.