Bill backed by Gov. Mark Gordon forces utilities to implement carbon capture but allows them to pass costs on to consumers’ electrical bills.
With few options to slow coal’s decline, lawmakers turn to a lever that in better days may have been anathema to free-market Republicans: the regulators.
Lawyers, academics and coal bankruptcy veterans see red flags as new coal operators entered the state, they said Friday at a UW School of Law conference.
In a legal broadside outside the bounds of bankruptcy court, the U.S. Department of Labor sued Blackjewel in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming this week.
Unlike miners, a $39 billion private equity firm escaped the PRB mine bankruptcy intact. How it did so holds lessons for Wyoming, experts say.