Wright http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Regulators Fault Arch Coal For Miner's Death http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/regulators-fault-arch-coal-miners-death <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Mine Safety and Health Administration says that Arch Coal <a href="http://www.msha.gov/FATALS/2013/FTL13c13.asp#.U1ljAvldU8M">could have prevented</a> the August 2013 death of a miner at its Black Thunder facility near Wright.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:57:35 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 57547 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Regulators Fault Arch Coal For Miner's Death Underground Coal Gasification: A Potential Energy Frontier? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/underground-coal-gasification-potential-energy-frontier <p>Millions of railcars leave the Powder River Basin every year, carrying hundreds of millions of tons of coal. Those are big numbers, but the coal we mine is just a small fraction of what’s underground. Most of the basin’s coal reserves are buried too deep for conventional mining.<br /><br />An Australian company called Linc Energy wants to use a technology known as underground coal gasification to tap those deep coal reserves and turn them into fuel. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, that might come at the peril of another valuable resource: water.<br /> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:14:16 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 57403 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Underground Coal Gasification: A Potential Energy Frontier? Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wright-residents-wary-proposed-coal-gasification-project <p>It was standing room only at the Wright Public Library last night as residents packed into a hearing about a nearby project that would burn coal seams underground to produce synthesis gas or syngas.</p><p>Linc Energy’s proposed underground coal gasification project has been in the works for years, but from the public testimony, many Wright residents were hearing about it for the first time. And they had lots of questions about the process, which has never been developed commercially.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:25 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55956 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wright Residents Wary Of Proposed Coal Gasification Project