A much bigger illness than COVID-19 faces Wyoming’s coal industry, writes guest columnist LeResche: inexorable decline.
Powder River Basin
Competition for survival among PRB mines will only become more intense, according to a study, and will limit disclosure of future plans that would help communities prepare.
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.
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.