Coal and petroleum service sectors look to reclamation, renewables and manufacturing as communities contemplate how to survive a post-extraction economy.
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.
Critics, who asked the senator not to introduce the measure, say the draft bill was forged without balanced input, including from Native Americans. But some like it.
The state owes plaintiffs’ attorneys $600,000 in fees and expenses following a court loss over controversial trespassing statutes passed by the Wyoming Legislature