Wyoming Sticks by Coal Despite Upheaval

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.

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