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Pouring 50 tons at a time, a shovel loads coal into a giant, 25-foot-tall dump truck at the Spring Creek Mine, a Cloud Peak Energy property in southern Montana, Friday, May 17, 2013. Pending new ports for shipment to Asia through either the U.S. or Canada, Cloud Peak Energey hopes to open new high-grade coal mines on and near the Crow Reservation in southern Montana. The tribe is equally hopeful the new mines would bring long-awaited economic stability to the tribe. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Pouring 50 tons at a time, a shovel loads coal into a giant, 25-foot-tall dump truck at the Spring Creek Mine, a Cloud Peak Energy property in southern Montana, Friday, May 17, 2013. Pending new ports for shipment to Asia through either the U.S. or Canada, Cloud Peak Energey hopes to open new high-grade coal mines on and near the Crow Reservation in southern Montana. The tribe is equally hopeful the new mines would bring long-awaited economic stability to the tribe. (Kevin Moloney for the New...
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  • Powder River Basin
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