marion loomis http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Mining Association Director Says Coal's Future Is Bright http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/mining-association-director-says-coals-future-bright <p>Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Marion Loomis says coal’s future is bright -- but that there’s a need for continued innovation -- both in extraction technology and emissions control.</p><p>“We’ve made such tremendous strides in reducing emission levels. We’ve increased coal production about 170 percent in this country in the last 20 years and reduced pollutants by over 85 percent,” says Loomis.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54177 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Mining Association Director Says Coal's Future Is Bright Marion Loomis Reflects On 40 Years As Mining Lobbyist http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/marion-loomis-reflects-40-years-mining-lobbyist <p>Marion Loomis has been with the Wyoming Mining Association, one of the state’s most influential interest groups, for almost 40 years. Earlier this week, he announced that he would be retiring that post in April. Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce caught up with Loomis at the Capitol to discuss his career and what the future holds for the state’s mining industry.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:49:47 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54047 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Marion Loomis Reflects On 40 Years As Mining Lobbyist Coal industry braces for new emissions rules http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/coal-industry-braces-new-emissions-rules <p>The federal government is getting ready to unveil rules for carbon emissions at new <span class="highlight" id="0.4811786012353736" name="searchHitInReadingPane">coal</span>-fired power plants, and they probably won't be what industry had hoped for.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:25:19 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46972 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Coal industry braces for new emissions rules Wyoming Coal numbers remain low http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-coal-numbers-remain-low <p>The U-S Energy Information Administration says coal-fired electric power plants are generating more energy this year than last , but Wyoming coal production numbers are still below last year’s.</p><p>Wyoming Mining Association President Marion Loomis says that while interest in coal is up right now, the outlook for 2013 is still not good for Wyoming’s coal industry.</p><p>“We’re certainly not back to what we’ve seen in prior years, and our production is still down. It’s looking like it will still be a tough year.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:02:18 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 38874 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Coal numbers remain low Second Quarter Financial Results Show that Coal Production is Down http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/second-quarter-financial-results-show-coal-production-down <p>Coal production in the Powder River Basin continues to decline for the second quarter in a row. Second-quarter financial results show that ARCH coal is down 22% from the second quarter of 2011, and Union Pacific, which transports coal from the Basin to utilities nationwide, shipped 18% less coal this quarter than the same time last year.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:29:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27786 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Second Quarter Financial Results Show that Coal Production is Down