Proponents say federal incentives can help Wyoming prop up its economy and be a leader in the climate change battle, but the technology remains untested at scale.
Powder River Basin
Gov. Gordon calls the announcement an ‘unfortunate, but not surprising’ sign of the industry’s economic realities.
‘I don’t think they’re going to hang around that long,’ said UW’s Godby.
Natural gas industries in other states and the arithmetic of the Electoral College, Dodson writes, leaves Wyoming coal as a nonissue for the national political parties.
The company, which operates two Powder River Basin mines, says exiting the thermal coal business is “the right business solution in the event we are unable to find an appropriate buyer.”