Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission decision to permit Aethon Energy to pump millions of gallons of pollutants into an underground aquifer near Shoshoni is wrongheaded, guest columnist Maria Katherman writes.
A committee makes a last-minute switcheroo leaving 78 would-be public commenters, waiting to testify on what was advertised, holding an empty bag.
State’s leaders, however, must be willing to embrace renewable energy and let go of fossil fuel dependence, Drake writes.
The president-elect can support policies that will help coal communities while not running afoul of his party’s platform, Dodson writes.
Approval next goes to feds as conservation groups vow to fight to preserve Madison aquifer in Wind River Basin.