|Current Penalties ($)||Amount Paid
To Date ($)
|Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.|
* Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).|
** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
|Clay Boswell||ALLETE Inc||Minnesota Power Inc||Itasca County, MN||1015858|
|State Line Energy||Dominion||Dominion Energy NUGs||Lake County, IN||630498|
|Taconite Harbor Energy Center||ALLETE Inc||Minnesota Power Inc||Cook County, MN||434264|
|St Clair||DTE Energy Corp||Detroit Edison Co||St Clair County, MI||68000|
|Apache Station||Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc||Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc||Cochise County, AZ||27850|
May 4, 2014
Decker Coal Mine located 35 miles northeast of Sheridan, WY on the Montana/Wyoming border recently announced they would be rehiring 32 employees who were laid off last year. There were over 59 coal miners fired last year at the Decker Mine.
These rehiring’s come at a time when first quarter profits are down throughout the Powder River Basin and impending curbs on coal plant emissions being discussed on a national level.
May 2, 2012
Three coal mining companies in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin are cutting back operations due to a decline in coal demand from a warm winter and utilities moving away from coal to cheap natural gas. Peabody Energy Corp., which operates the North Antelope Rochelle, Caballo and Rawhide mines in the Powder River Basin, reduced its contact labor and temporary workers last week, totaling less than 2 percent of its Powder River Basin workforce. According to reports referring to federal employment data, cuts are estimated to be around 40 workers.
Cloud Peak Energy, the operator of the Cordero, Antelope and Decker mines in the Powder River Basin, stated they are closely managing overtime and reducing use of contractors while trying to avoid buying new equipment. St. Louis-based Arch Coal announced Tuesday it would further curtail production for the year by idling three draglines by the middle of the year. It’s not yet clear how the decrease in production cut will affect jobs, said Kim Link, spokeswoman for Arch Coal.
November 23, 2011
Level 3 Communications has announced that it has sold its interest in the Decker Mine and a few other inactive coal mines in southeastern Montana. While Level 3′s primary business is IP telephone services, they came into ownership of the mines because of they originated as a division of Peter Kiewit Sons.
The buyer of the assets is Ambre Energy Limited, an Australian company that has made news recently with their attempt to open a new coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.
January 24, 2011
Canadian coal producers are furious at the governments decision to award long-term export privileges to three US coal producers. Last week Ridley Terminals signed export contracts with Arch Coal, Cloud Peak and Enserco, large American coal companies hoping to export coal from their Powder River Basin mines to Asian markets. But Canadian coal companies like Teck Resources, Western Coal and Grande Cache Coal say that the terminal is already overloaded and American exports will block terminal capacity that they for their current and future operations.
The Canadian companies are especially incensed because Ridley is a Canadian Crown corporation: completely owned by the government. “A federal Crown corporation just chose American jobs over Canadian jobs,” Teck chief executive officer Don Lindsay told a Vancouver mining conference on Monday. “Hundreds of B.C. jobs are on the line.”
December 22, 2010
Rio Tinto has sold all of its shares in Cloud Peak Energy, generating more than $570M in income. The sale was consistent with Rio Tinto’s policy to sell off non-core assets to pay for the acquisition of Canadian aluminium group Alcan.