In this May 9, 2008, photo, a dragline crane operates at Westmoreland Coal Company's Absaloka mine northeast of Hardin, Montana on the Crow Indian Reservation. The Montana-based Western Organization of Resource Councils said Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it's concerned a bankruptcy by Westmoreland could leave taxpayers to cover future reclamation costs.
In this May 9, 2008, photo, a dragline crane operates at Westmoreland Coal Company's Absaloka mine northeast of Hardin, Montana on the Crow Indian Reservation. The Montana-based Western Organization of Resource Councils said Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it's concerned a bankruptcy by Westmoreland could leave taxpayers to cover future reclamation costs. Billings Gazette, David Grubbs AP Photo
In this May 9, 2008, photo, a dragline crane operates at Westmoreland Coal Company's Absaloka mine northeast of Hardin, Montana on the Crow Indian Reservation. The Montana-based Western Organization of Resource Councils said Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it's concerned a bankruptcy by Westmoreland could leave taxpayers to cover future reclamation costs. Billings Gazette, David Grubbs AP Photo

US agency asked to investigate miner's reclamation bonds

May 16, 2018 06:43 PM