soda ash http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines-0 <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 52772 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:33:08 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50935 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines Lummis presents Soda Ash bill to committee http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/lummis-presents-soda-ash-bill-committee <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis urged the U-S House Natural Resources Committee not to allow the two-percent royalty rate for soda ash to increase six percent, as is being proposed by the Obama Administration. &nbsp;Lummis told the committee Thursday that the two percent royalty rate has helped the industry.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:40:31 +0000 Bob Beck 23189 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Lummis presents Soda Ash bill to committee