Wyoming’s Governor Attacks Power Plant Regs…Again

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Coal ash is the waste from burning coal that is not released into the air but is collected at the plant and disposed. This is the Dave Johnson coal-fired power generating station in Glenrock, Wyo.

 

A coal shovel loads up a haul truck at the Eagle Butte coal mine near Gillette, Wyoming.

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A coal shovel loads up a haul truck at the Eagle Butte coal mine near Gillette, Wyoming.

The window to comment on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan closed on Monday with over 1.6 million comments. A quick search of the 22,718 comments that are publicly posted (less than 1% of the total) showed that Wyoming-ites sent their thoughts in to the EPA at six times the rate of the average American.

Wyoming’s Governor Matt Mead, weighed in himself that day, with his oft-repeated request for the EPA to rescind the proposed carbon emission rule.   But, a few days later, he told me that this will probably never happen.