Wyoming politicians love to talk about the primacy of free enterprise and the private sector. But to protect coal they rule like socialists.
A controversial bill to protect industrial facilities from protesters was killed then jolted back to life Monday.
The Wyoming Senate advanced a bill to criminalize people and fine organizations who ‘impede infrastructure.’ Critics call it a draconian attack meant to block protests like Standing Rock.
Watson served as interim supervisor since the April 1 departure of Grant Black who had served just barely a year on the job. Watson was lead petroleum engineer for the WOGCC.
Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.