Laramie, Wyo. – Arch Coal, which owns two large mines in Wyoming, has bought a stake in a Washington State port company. And that port company is planning a facility that could ship five million tons of coal per year to markets in Asia.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Two bills are being drafted that would change the way wind energy is taxed and the revenue is distributed in Wyoming.
State Republican Rep. Tim Stubson, of Casper, is drafting a bill that would combine the $1-per-megawatt-hour wind energy tax and the sales tax on wind energy equipment into a single $3-per-megawatt-hour excise tax.
Stubson tells the Casper Star-Tribune that his proposal would bring in slightly more revenue and encourage growth in Wyoming's wind energy industry.