Our View: Shift gears on coal


While the “War on Coal” is an attractive title for opposition to using coal as a means of power generation, we think that war has already been fought and decided. What we’re seeing now is the aftermath.

We understand the concern the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners have shown in the group’s recent letter to Wyoming’s congressional delegation. Coal mining has provided for countless families in southwestern Wyoming. Rock Springs was built upon coal mining, as the historic “Home of Rock Springs Coal” sign in downtown Rock Springs silently illustrates.

However, the...

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