Gov. Gordon calls the announcement an ‘unfortunate, but not surprising’ sign of the industry’s economic realities.
Powder River Basin
‘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.”
Shady efforts using public funds to influence policy makers in other states are not only unethical, Drake writes, they’re also environmentally and economically shortsighted.