Coal strategy based in part on new Department of Energy study that’s already panned by skeptics, utility.
The report, by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, suggests declining coal markets could overwhelm regulatory system. State regulators disagree.
The Land Quality Advisory Board will reconsider strong coal reclamation bonding regulations June 27. This time they need to accept them argues Bob LeResche.
Columnist Bob LeResche says Peabody Energy must be required to post surety bonds so taxpayers are not stuck with costs of reclaiming its Wyoming strip mines.
Columnist says Wyoming’s economy is entirely too dependent on taxing the extraction of mineral resources, dooming the state to a boom and bust economy.