DEQ is aware that Arch Coal Inc. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Wyoming’s reclamation bonds for Arch coal mine operations are secured by Arch Western Resources, a subsidiary of Arch Coal Inc. The agency is currently reviewing the filing and what this means for reclamation obligations for Wyoming permits. Until this runs through the legal process, the department will have no further comment.
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