Unanimous Vote by Wyoming Environmental Quality Council Clears the Way for Strong Self-Bonding Rules

As coal mines begin filing for bankruptcy, Powder River’s push for new self-bonding rules may save Wyoming taxpayers billions. On Tuesday, February 19, the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council voted unanimously to reform the state’s coal mine reclamation self-bonding program, a major win for taxpayers and the public purse. “Today is a proud moment for Wyoming: We now have the toughest self-bonding rules in the nation,” said Bob LeResche, former WORC…

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