Lax fiscal policy has left states flat-footed as mining declines. So what happens when coal goes away with no promise to return?
Wyoming submitted its bid for Occidental Petroleum’s 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres July 10. Officials haven’t heard any news, they said this week. One called the silence worrying.
Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on tele-health more than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered healthcare systems in rural populations already struggling with the loss of coal jobs and health coverage.
Gordon’s administration is preparing a July 1 bid to Occidental Petroleum for 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres, using a process that won’t require legislative approval.