Deal involves a numbers-minded governor of a state with huge trust funds, an oil giant under pressure and 5 million acres of land and minerals.
Massive land, minerals purchase could dip deep into the state’s savings funds; proponents say it would bring much-needed revenues, but belt-tightening first.
Gordon signs executive order protecting migrating wildlife, a measure said to be the first such effort in the nation.
Bill backed by Gov. Mark Gordon forces utilities to implement carbon capture but allows them to pass costs on to consumers’ electrical bills.
Following rousing speech, lawmakers are leaping over one another to answer Gov. Mark Gordon’s call to defend the energy industry with bills.