Building cryptocurrency mines would leverage the state's competitive advantages and existing workforce, Dodson opines. Current policy, however, instead tries to compete with London for bankers and programmers.
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd became famous for securing federal funds for his state of West Virginia, writes Dodson. Wyoming, he opines, could use a similar champion.
Congressional act won’t bring any short-term fixes to Wyoming’s coal communities, Dodson writes.
Instead of just passing Senate File 145, Dodson writes, Wyoming should adopt open primaries and ranked-choice voting for the most representative, and cost efficient, results.
If we want our fair share of the $20 billion spent annually in data center construction, Dodson writes, we also need to embrace renewable energy.