PacifiCorp’s announcement of early plant closures may trigger the first test of Senate File 159. WyoFile digs into the bill’s feasibility, mechanics and implementation.
Company presented 30 potential “portfolios” for future power mix, almost all of which predict savings through early retirement of Wyoming coal-fired electrical generating units.
Wyoming politicians love to talk about the primacy of free enterprise and the private sector. But to protect coal they rule like socialists.
The governor restated his interest in carbon capture days before a coal company reportedly laid off nearly 600 workers. A leading Dem clashed with his position.
Neither Cheney, Enzi nor Barrasso have backed measures that would let Kemmerer miners and retirees keep health insurance benefits after coal bankruptcy.