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Your Choice: Art or Propaganda?

Earlier this year the legislature suggested that the pending renovation of Half Acre gym at UW include murals glorifying the mineral industries. The Sage Grouse suggests searching "all facets of life and landscape in Wyoming" to find suitable material.

Wyoming's AML revenue stream slowing to a trickle

Wyoming has been successful in mitigating abandoned coal mine problems, but it continues to receive large amounts of funding from the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund. That money has been spent on a variety of non-mine projects, from infrastructure to research.

Can Wyoming put its mouth where its money is?

Wyoming coal — in terms that coal is one of Wyoming's powerhouse economic drivers — is likely to continue to lose its share of the U.S. utility market to natural gas due in large part to huge operational successes in tapping shale gas reserves, a phenomenon that has changed geopolitics and the world energy picture. And rather than pull anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 from coal-fired power plant stacks for carbon sequestration, oil and gas drillers will instead chase after natural geologic reserves of CO2 to fuel a burgeoning enhanced oil recovery industry due to the high price of crude oil.

Wyoming's cleaner coal efforts need national push

Bent on dismissing the urgency for the U.S. to address climate change, and reflexively insisting that coal is the victim of an anti-development agenda, Wyoming leaders are now in a sort of slow-motion realization that their argument has won — so far — and as a result Wyoming’s economic workhorse is losing its U.S. utility market — perhaps for a long, long time...