By David Martin

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

Treasurer threatens to pull state monies


August 15, 2018

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon have added pressure on the bank over its corporate announcement.

The two, along with the county commissioners, considered the bank’s corporate stance of not doing business with companies engaged in drilling shale for oil and gas, or mining or burning coal in power plants. The bank will continue to work with oil, gas and coal companies only if they’re showing an active commitm...

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