From coal bankruptcies to water threats, sage grouse counts to the future of the state’s energy landscape, WyoFile charts the hardest-hitting stories of the year.
Wyoming Lawmakers eye measures meant to prop up coal, but some observers say they could upend the entire electric utility system. Power suppliers are expected to fight the proposed legislation.
Elected officials serving in Cheyenne and D.C. react to the sudden closure of two Powder River Basin mines.
Coal companies are maneuvering in bankruptcy courts not to pay taxes, and state officials’ pattern of failing to help Campbell County collect makes it easy.
Corporate income tax would have helped fund public schools, but many state senators decided their own reelection campaigns were more important.