Wyoming Liberty Group
Boyd Wiggam spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about the Clean Power Plan and the consequences of regulations designed to reduce the demand for coal on the Wyoming economy. Aug. 6, 2015
Boyd Wiggam spoke with Gary Freeman on KGAB this morning about the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s proposed oil and gas well set back rule, and at the local level, how overregulation can help cause a housing shortage and unaffordable market rate housing. March 13, 2015
by Christina Larson
Among the many myths being spread around about fracking, the one about water consumption may be the most audacious one. Anti-fracking activists keep insisting that the process of hydraulic fracturing is threatening the water supplies in the West.
This myth may grow legs in a drought-stricken state like California, but that does not mean it is true. On the contrary, a study commissioned by the Western Energy Alliance found that fracking in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming uses far less water than other users.
- The consequence for your electricity bill.
In 2013, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan laid out a plan to make the U.S. a leader in the effort to address global climate change. In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated rules for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. One option the EPA would allow states to use to cut carbon dioxide emissions is the switch from coal-fired to natural-gas-fired electricity generation. Although the EPA’s recent rule might lead some to believe that the shift will occur in the future, coal plants in Wyoming are already being shut down and replaced by natural gas.