Congress has recently acted to send a big pile of money from the Abandoned Mine Land fund to Wyoming. Now we have to think about actually using this money for the purpose for which it is collected.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will visit several Canadian cities this month to strengthen alliances on potential coal exports and to foster other business ties between Wyoming and Canada. Mead told reporters during a press conference today that the trip is part of a larger effort to increase Wyoming’s business ties with the international community.
Getting Asia hooked on cheaply produced PRB coal would delay the development of more efficient and lower greenhouse gas emission energy resources. From a climate change standpoint, why would the world’s most influential nation encourage developing countries to repeat our own Victorian Age model that built our industrial revolution?
After first trying to delay a hearing before Wyoming regulators to buy more time to modify its construction schedule, Houston-based DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC today formally withdrew its request to modify its plans for the proposed Medicine Bow Fuel & Power coal-to-gasoline plant in Carbon County. That means DKRW is formally out of compliance with its Industrial Siting Council permit, further threatening the company’s ability to secure financing for the project.