By Emily Holden
July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm ET
Wall Street Journal’s Dan Frosch reports that in Wyoming, which produces more coal than any other state, political leaders “aren’t interested in contemplating a postcoal era.
Coal is still king here in the heart of the state’s Powder River Basin, where a column of trucks carrying freshly mined loads chug up a hillside outside town each day. So when talk at a local bar turns to new carbon emissions standards proposed in June by the Environmental Protection Agency—rules that would hit the coal industry hardest—patrons respond with a mixture of disbelief and defiance.
Emily Holden previously worked at Morning Consult as a reporter covering energy and climate change.