Senators Talk Mineral Industry

(Photo Ron Richter ©)

Lawmakers in Wyoming have had much less money to work with over the last several years due to a decline in revenue from the mineral extraction industry.

Cuts have been made in education and throughout various state agencies in an effort to alleviate some of the deficit. State Senator Dave Kinskey of Sheridan recently said that revenue from coal and gas may never be what it once was.

Senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan says the coal industry may not ever rebound from what transpired during the eight years of the Obama Administration.

Burns added that EPA regulations have had more of a negative impact on coal production than the price of natural gas, which has plunged to its lowest level in almost two decades.