Wyoming Lawmakers Move Ahead With Proposed Coal Lawsuit Fund
Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposal to set up a fund to sue states that move away from using coal to generate electricity.
A bill to establish a $1.2 million legal fund in the top coal-mining state advanced without objection Tuesday to a final vote in the state Senate in the days ahead.
The bill earlier passed the state House 53-7. Around 40% of the nation’s coal used in power plants comes from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports coal production has been declining as utilities switch to gas, wind and solar power.