Legislature wants to use $1.2 million to help coal

CASPER — A proposed bill to set aside $1.2 million for Wyoming to sue other states divesting from coal received a warm welcome from lawmakers at a committee meeting on Friday morning.

The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted unanimously to advance the drafted legislation to the floor.

House Bill 207 would give Wyoming’s governor and attorney general the money to challenge actions taken by other states that “impede the export of Wyoming coal or the continued operation of Wyoming’s coal-fired electric generation facilities, including early retirements of those facili...


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