Study says taxpayers subsidize irresponsible building when federal money is used to fight wildland fires.
Are Western Communities Getting a Fair Return on Energy Development? Reprinted with permission from Stanford University’s Rural West Initiative. Not for republication by Wyoming media.
With sky-high energy prices driving new oil and gas exploration in the American West, states …
To be fair, the permitting process does take longer than it did 10-20 years ago. But companies have adjusted by planning for more lead-time, both in the coal and the natural gas industries. That's more difficult for small Mom & Pop outfits to pull off. But that's not the complaint. Instead, many of Wyoming's leaders are claiming war against a regulatory regime bent on "job-killing" red-tape.