Opinionby A decade into the hunt for a sensible wind power policy in Wyoming, a grassroots effort seeks to take the question legislators have failed to resolve directly to the people
Lawmakers have again introduced he controversial measure to protect business interests, which opponents said would criminalize protest against the fossil fuel industry.
Buffeted by economic forces beyond their control, union members fight payouts for mid-level managers while seeking to save their pensions and health care.
Short cuts, subsidies and tax breaks helped create 7,000 jobs in the Powder River Basin. Damage to water, air and land is part of the price borne by the public, too.
Economists call for a significant restructuring of the state’s tax and revenue scheme, but is such a shift politically viable in the union’s reddest state?