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High Country News February 18, 1985

The boom is back in southwestern Wyoming

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The boom is back in southwestern Wyoming

Exxon has announced plans to double the size of its giant Shute Creek gas processing plant already under construction, possibly needing a workforce of 5,000 people.

Rock Springs has travelled the boom-bust road before

The existence of Rock Springs, Wyo., is dependent upon economic waves, tied largely to the presence (or in the case of busts, the absence) of large corporations.

Perspective

A proposed 35-million-acre land swap is shrouded in confusion

Some conservationists think the land swap is designed to benefit mining and drilling companies. But industry, perhaps because it's been burned by earlier administration initiatives, is not speaking strongly in support.

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