Our View: State should look beyond energy

Is energy the only thing Wyoming has going for it?

Why must we focus solely on mineral extraction as a means of making money for the state government?

In Sweetwater County, minerals are our specialty since we have trona, coal, natural gas, oil and uranium sitting beneath our feet. We’ve even got lithium, used in those lithium-ion batteries in almost every high-tech gadget and toy on the market, though it may be decades before that resource can be tapped. As we’ve seen countless times however, when times are good, our communities are bustling, while when times are bad -- the economy is a bust....


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