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Posted inLegislature

Wyoming Capitol Outlook; Good sense prevails in Cheyenne

Wyoming Capitol Outlook; Good sense prevails in Cheyenne Geoff O’Gara of Wyoming PBS  penned this Wyoming Capitol Outlook post at the close of the winter session. O’Gara says that lawmakers eventually tossed out the silly and vindictive bills and gave serious consideration to Wyoming’s most pressing business. As a sometime critic of Wyoming’s part-time “citizens” legislature – […]

Posted inEnergy Report, Power to the People

Can Wyoming put its mouth where its money is?

Wyoming coal — in terms that coal is one of Wyoming’s powerhouse economic drivers — is likely to continue to lose its share of the U.S. utility market to natural gas due in large part to huge operational successes in tapping shale gas reserves, a phenomenon that has changed geopolitics and the world energy picture. And rather than pull anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 from coal-fired power plant stacks for carbon sequestration, oil and gas drillers will instead chase after natural geologic reserves of CO2 to fuel a burgeoning enhanced oil recovery industry due to the high price of crude oil.