Leasing pause leads BLM to postpone first-quarter auction of hundreds of parcels across the state.
Wyoming enacted a severance tax exemption last year that gives the industry a break when market prices are low. New legislation would also offer a tax exemption when market prices are high.
Latest mine closure announcement should motivate state’s federal delegation to fight for protections of those left behind by coal industry, Dodson writes.
The Biden Administration’s climate executive order can mark a new beginning and a better future for Wyoming, if we take advantage of the support it offers for coal communities and plan for the future.
Gov. Gordon calls the announcement an ‘unfortunate, but not surprising’ sign of the industry’s economic realities.