GILLETTE — The Powder River Basin Resource Council is alleging that Contura is in violation of federal and state law because it has not updated its mining and reclamation plans for two coal mines in the Powder River Basin.

The Resource Council filed a citizen complaint with the federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality this week regarding mine violations at the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte coal mines, which have been shut down since Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy on July 1.

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