The four-track rail corridor out of the southern Powder River Basin has been jammed with coal trains for years. The critical route connecting Wyoming energy with far flung markets is seeing a lot less traffic lately. Read about the Arch Coal and Peabody Energy layoffs that hit more than 500 Wyoming miners this week.
Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 22 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily... More by Dustin Bleizeffer