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A shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder Mine in Wright, Wyo., in April, 2007. (Matthew Brown/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder Mine in Wright, Wyo., in April, 2007. (Matthew Brown/AP)

Peabody Energy, the world's largest private coal company, announced plans this week to eliminate 250 corporate and regional support positions in Missouri, Indiana and Wyoming.

Wyoming provides 40 percent of the country's coal energy, and for various reasons, that coal industry is facing a grim future, according to recent studies out of the University of Wyoming.

Professor Robert Godby speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the prospects for Wyoming coal and the jobs it has created.

Guest

  • Robert Godby, associate professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming, and director of the university's Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy.

This segment aired on June 10, 2015.

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