Gillette, WY – Bureau of Land Management projections show
that over the next 14 years, coal production in northeast Wyoming could increase 50 percent.
The agency says the projected growth would stimulate substantial economic migration into Campbell County, causing impacts to population, housing demand, and other economic and social conditions.
There would also need to be increased rail service to carry the coal out of the Powder River Basin.
The B-L-M will host two open houses tomorrow (Wednesday) in Gillette to discuss the future of Powder River Basin coal mining.