Eleven years ago, Cloud Peak Energy Inc. made an all-or-nothing bet its rivals were unwilling to match: that coal would remain indispensable to the U.S. power sector.
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These mines accounted for more than one quarter of U.S. coal production in 2015.
Even if the railroad capacity problem is fixed, mine capacity may not be able to grow fast enough to meet demand, say experts.
But most of them are.