industry http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/economist-discusses-whether-regulations-scare-industry <p>For many years, Wyoming lawmakers have been reluctant to impose new regulations on industry.&nbsp; At the national level, the congressional delegation has been highly critical anytime the Environmental Protection Agency proposes new regulations on energy production, saying that it costs jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>State leaders have echoed those statements, and over the years many legislators have even expressed concern about adding staff to the Department of Environmental Quality, fearing that it could lead to over regulation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:58:35 +0000 Willow Belden 52770 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/thriving-trona-industry-could-face-threats-environmental-regulations <p>Trona mining is a widely forgotten part of the state’s extraction industries. But in Sweetwater County, it’s a big deal. Just west of Green River, there’s a hidden labyrinth of tunnels far below I-80. And the industry is a major part of the county’s economy. But some worry that environmental issues could be a major burden for trona mining. Amanda Le Claire has more.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:23:18 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 44762 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations