New legal problems for owner of Powder River Basin mines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star-Tribune:The CEO that obtained Wyoming’s Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines last year is being sued for alleged unpaid royalties in Appalachia, the second lawsuit that Jeff Hoops’ West Virginia-based company, Revelation Energy, is facing in under a year.Hoops formed Blackjewel LLC, a sister company to Revelation, to take over the Wyoming mines in 2017. The latest lawsuit is one of a number of troubles the Eastern businessman has encountered since becoming one of Wyoming’s coal producers.According to court documents filed in the Western District of Virginia, Pocahontas Resources LLC is seeking nearly a half million dollars in royalties and interest from Revelation based on allegations Hoops’ firm committed fraud.Pocahontas asserts Revelation is being underhanded in its reporting of coal sales. It has asked for a slew of documents from Hoops’ company to prove its claim, much of which the company has refused to provide. Pocahontas filed a request to compel Revelation to release that information earlier this month. The judge had not responded as of Tuesday.Hoops has hit a few snags since arriving in the Powder River Basin.Blackjewel was delayed in obtaining leases for Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr until Hoops addressed outstanding environmental offenses at his Eastern coal mines. Blackjewel has yet to obtain permits to mine in Wyoming, though Hoops said Blackjewel has the required reclamation bonds in-hand and would seek permits this week, a claim he also made in an email to the Star-Tribune in February.The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has not yet received those applications, a spokesman for the department said Monday.More: Second lawsuit entangles Wyoming’s newest coal producer New legal problems for owner of Powder River Basin mineslast_img read more

Paradise Waters property comes with a vining garden that captures skyline views

first_img15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.FRED Merritt made Paradise Waters his home six years ago after falling in love with the Gold Coast during his almost decade of organising the American flyover jets for Indy 300.Merritt and his wife Robyn split their time between Sydney and a beachside unit all through those high-octane glory days, before seriously considering a permanent relocation to 15 Seafarer Court.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“It was the only place I wanted to go,” Merritt said. “We came from Double Bay where everyone is in a hurry but up here, it’s always so pleasant and tranquil.”The couple spends a portion of most days on the terrace, overlooking the waterway and Main Beach high-rises beyond.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.“I have my papers delivered of a morning and I sit out there, watching the tide,” Merritt said. “It’s just perfect and we’re facing northeast so it’s lovely. We’ll have trouble finding something to replace it.”The has almost too much space now for the Merritts with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.“We don’t really need that much room but we’ll be staying in Paradise Waters.”The property has a solar-heated pool and spa, as well as a jetty and ramp.15 Seafarer Court, Paradise Waters.Inside is a large kitchen, shared living rooms, an office, den, workshop and wine cellar.A recreation space, which could double as a billiard room, currently holds Merrett’s collection of airplane memorabilia.“It’s like a bunker that room, you can make plenty of sound and nobody would know.”last_img read more