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
A Wyoming love story
For thousands of years, alchemists tried to change base metals into gold. Today, this lofty goal rests unachieved, but its legacy remains. Now, instead of changing lead to gold, crafty alchemists look to change money from the pockets of taxpayers to their own, and governments seem happy to assist. High on the alchemy hit list in Wyoming is the coal-to-liquids scheme—a boondoggle that could waste even more hard-earned tax dollars in the future as Wyoming politicians scramble to appear to be doing something to grow the economy and create jobs.
Whether green energy efforts go bankrupt or have unintended lethal consequences for wildlife, green energy efforts have seen significant struggles. To aid these companies in a market that would see them fail of their own accord, the federal government now allows wind turbines to kill protected species and has been using your tax dollars to guarantee loans for green energy research. Wind turbines in Wyoming will not have to worry about additional fines for killing eagles while the industry searches for a solution. Major media outlets do not generally cover the widespread failure of these efforts, and a recent piece on “60 Minutes” may provide the answer as to why that is.