New coal mine operator behind on federal, county taxes | Region | gillettenewsrecord.com

New coal mine operator behind on federal, county taxes | Region | gillettenewsrecord.com

CASPER — The newest operator of three coal mines has fallen behind on federal and county mineral taxes, federal officials said.

The Navajo Transitional Energy Company owes the federal government more than $10 million in unpaid taxes accrued from mining coal in three Powder River Basin mines in September and October.

The U.S. Interior Department filed a motion in bankruptcy court this month for mining operations at the three mines, officials said.

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