The price of prosperity

May 28, 1982

A special issue on boom and bust in Wyoming, with articles on troubled ranch subsidies, transport of hazardous materials, and construction of a giant coal-fired power plant.


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The price of prosperity
Wyoming's Industrial Development Information and Siting Act of 1975 has helped the town of Wheatland cope with construction of a giant coal-fired power plant. But the law hasn't been able to address familiar boom-town social ills.
A few leaks in the system
Recent accidents illustrate now little is known about hazardous materials and what little control there is over their transportation.


Paving the way for boom and bust
The mitigation of socioeconomic impacts in western rural communities is a relatively new science, and we are on the upslope of the learning curve.
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