A Cloud Peak mine would be the second on the Crow reservation. The Absaloka mine opened in 1974 and is owned by Westmoreland Resources Inc. It produces about 6 million tons of coal a year and employs about 80 people.The three members of Montana's congressional delegation â¿¿ Democratic U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus, and Republican Rep. Steve Daines â¿¿ issued statements supporting the new agreement. They said it offers a chance to increase job opportunities on the 2.2-million-acre reservation along the Montana-Wyoming border.
Feds Approve 1.4B Ton Coal Deal With Crow Tribe
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