Mine, baby, mine: The Tipline for 15 July 2020

No GCR USA reporters have worked inside a coal mine, but we imagine it makes for quite the noisy working environment. As the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to the Peabody Energy/Arch Coal joint venture got underway yesterday, the Missouri federal court did its best to recreate the atmosphere inside a mine in the Southern Powder River Basin. “Good luck with this hearing. It’s a nightmare,” said one listener dialling in to the court’s teleconference. “The media line isn’t listen-only and all these people are talking in the background.”

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