Powder River Basin Coal
There are 13 active coal mines in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin. These mines produced about 496 million short tons as of September 2009. Coal mines in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming employed over 6,800 personnel in 2008.
The electricity used by one out of every five homes and businesses in the US is produced from coal mined in Wyoming.
Over 100 coal trains enter Wyoming empty and leave loaded and bound for all points daily.
Nearly one in six Wyoming workers are directly or indirectly employed in coal development.
The largest US coal mine, Black Thunder, lies within the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin.
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