WyoFile’s 2020 review looks back at 12 months of tumult and adaptation.
Transparency, public input, independent analysis, legislative oversight are all necessary argues natural resources law expert.
As measures empowering Gov. Mark Gordon to negotiate what might be $1B acquisition progress divisions emerge among politicos jostling for control over the purchasing process and even the eventual management of lands
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.