Wyoming

With coal in free-fall, Wyoming faces an uncertain future
With coal in free-fall, Wyoming faces an uncertain future
As demand shrinks and the industry retracts, counties and the state are in an untenable situation.
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
Western states bought some time with a historic agreement but still face a hotter, drier future.
New Wyoming coal company abandons mines and miners
New Wyoming coal company abandons mines and miners
State officials are picking up the pieces after Blackjewel goes belly up.
Uncertain future for Wyoming’s laid off coal miners
Uncertain future for Wyoming’s laid off coal miners
There’s some state support available but many workers face tough choices.
Science trumps politics for wolverines
Science trumps politics for wolverines
A court ruling may force wolverines onto the endangered species list, and open the door for other animals threatened by climate change.
How much do Western state budgets rely on extractive industries?
How much do Western state budgets rely on extractive industries?
Resource-reliant states feel pinch as fossil-fuel revenue dwindles.
The nation’s biggest coal mines lay off hundreds of workers
The nation’s biggest coal mines lay off hundreds of workers
Cheap natural gas is the main culprit, but future job cuts will come from climate change policies.
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
Latest: Wyoming drafts a Yellowstone grizzly management plan
The plan could eventually include regulated hunting of the bears.
Fracking linked to groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming
Fracking linked to groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming
Contaminants that likely came from fracking were found in an aquifer that supplies drinking water.
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Are Clean Power Plan targets out of reach for Western states?
Experts say emissions targets are attainable, but uncertainty over how to get there remains.
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Interactive timeline: Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to delist Yellowstone grizzly
Decision marks the second time the grizzly has faced loss of federal protection.
In Wyoming, a road block for public access
In Wyoming, a road block for public access
A tangled web of lawsuits and land sales mean people trying to access a Lincoln County wilderness area could face trespass charges.
Coal company bankruptcies jeopardize reclamation
Coal company bankruptcies jeopardize reclamation
The public could foot the bill for billions in cleanup costs.
Court will hear case against data trespass laws
Court will hear case against data trespass laws
A federal judge rejected the state of Wyoming’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit.
12 stories from the archives you should read now
12 stories from the archives you should read now
A look at our writers' favorite stories of all time, as our 45th anniversary draws to a close.
Why Westerners die at the hands of cops
Why Westerners die at the hands of cops
Jack Yantis, an Idaho rancher, raised the profile of rural police brutality.
Wyoming seeks compromise on wildlife migration corridors
Wyoming seeks compromise on wildlife migration corridors
Migration science has advanced, and the Game & Fish Commission is looking to reassess land use.
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
One activist trying to draw attention to coal's climate effects has become a pariah in some Western towns.
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The new Tea Party-friendly movement is small but already has had a big impact on Western issues.
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
Infant mortality among Wyoming’s Native population is more than double that of the state's white population.
The campaign against coal
The campaign against coal
Where ‘keep it in the ground’ meets ‘keep the lights on.’
BLM mulls energy development in sage grouse habitat
BLM mulls energy development in sage grouse habitat
Feds may restrict hardrock mining and put oil and gas leases on auction block.
Where nuns are ranch hands
Where nuns are ranch hands
Colorado’s Abbey of St. Walburga is a spiritual refuge — and a working ranch.
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