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Long-term planning projections highlight economic challenges, opportunities in Utah’s coal counties
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute released a report to highlight how scheduled power plant closures and declining coal production will affect Utah’s coal counties
Coal company with mines in several states is in financial peril
An analysis of Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal shows that it is in deep financial peril, a situation that may affect communities in Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wyoming as the company’s customer base dries up. “The cost inherent in coal-fired power are moving (utilities) away from coal," says the study’s author.