In this Nov. 9, 2010 photo, Safety Manager Tom Rice drives toward Signal Peak Energy coal operations in Roundup, Mont. Bull Mountain and other export mines in Wyoming and Montana repres

 

              In this Nov. 9, 2010 photo, Safety Manager Tom Rice drives toward Signal Peak Energy coal operations in Roundup, Mont. Bull Mountain and other export mines in Wyoming and Montana repres
In this Nov. 9, 2010 photo, Safety Manager Tom Rice drives toward Signal Peak Energy coal operations in Roundup, Mont. Bull Mountain and other export mines in Wyoming and Montana represent a bet that overseas sales could reverse the U.S. coal industry's downward spiral. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)