One of the core principles of Wyomingites is the belief in free markets and the notion that supply and demand determine market winners.

Today, political and market forces are wreaking havoc on Wyoming’s coal industry. It is true that low natural gas prices and improved renewable energy technologies have eroded coal’s market share. However, it is also true that societal concerns over carbon emissions, the threat of increased regulations on coal plants and laws dictating a “renewables only” portfolio have had dire impacts.

Mark Gordon, a Republican, is governor of Wyoming.

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Cap'n Bumbleguts

Wyoming's economy is 45th in the country. Colorado is 2nd. One of these states embraced economic diversity. The other did not. It is time for Wyomingites to wake up.

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