Coal Bankruptcy: How WORC Took Advantage of an Unusual Opportunity and Won

Market forces have battered the coal industry for years. When the country’s three largest coal mining companies entered bankruptcy over the past 18 months, no one was sure they would emerge. WORC leaders and staff engaged in all three bankruptcy cases to prevent the public purse from paying for the clean-up of massive western strip mines with taxpayer money. With the emergence of Peabody Energy from bankruptcy in early April,…

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