Eagle Butte mine

A large haul truck filled with coal passes another truck heading back into the pit at the Eagle Butte mine north of Gillette.

With more than $50 million in unpaid federal coal royalties still unsettled, a local watchdog group is objecting to an Eagle Specialty Materials application to renew state permits for the Eagle Butte mine near Gillette.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality next week will discuss objections filed by Sheridan-based Powder River Basin Resource Council. The objections include ESM doesn’t have legal access to the federal coal at the mine and that it must give an accurate and updated production projection.

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