coal mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rock-springs-still-working-fix-sink-holes-created-decades-ago-coal-mines <p>More than 50 years ago residents of Rock Springs were shocked to learn that many of their houses, schools, and churches were in danger. The coal mines built underneath the town were beginning to collapse due to neglect and some environmental factors. It’s called subsidence and it’s happening in older mining towns all over the West. Wyoming Public Radio’s Amanda Le Claire has more on how the city is dealing with the problem now.</p><p><em>Ambient driving noise</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:30 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 43643 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rock Springs still working to fix sink holes created decades ago by coal mines Cuts could be coming to Wyoming Coal Mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cuts-could-be-coming-wyoming-coal-mines <p>The number of jobs Alpha Natural Resources plans to cut in Wyoming's Powder River Basin remains unclear after the coal giant said it plans to cut production by 16 million tons.<br>&nbsp;<br>About 40 percent of Alpha's production cuts will come from high-cost eastern mines while about half will occur in the Powder River Basin. The company is eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, laying off 400 workers immediately by closing mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;But, the company says most of the displaced workers may eventually be rehired.<br>&nbsp; Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:05:50 +0000 Associated Press 30284 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cuts could be coming to Wyoming Coal Mines