Updated Tax Report Shows Mineral Tax Delinquency Growing

(Sheridan, WY) An updated report shows that mineral extraction companies owe Wyoming counties nearly $55 million in unpaid taxes throughout the state, up nearly $13 million since January. Today Powder River Basin Resource Council (Powder River) released a revised report “Ad Valorem Taxes in Wyoming: Proposed Improvements” providing updated data and suggests legislative actions to […]

Ad Valorem Taxes in Wyoming: Proposed Improvements

Our original report in January 2018 (Delinquent Mineral Taxes and Budget Deficits: A Case for Reform) detailed Wyoming’s heavy dependence on mineral taxes to fund state and local government services. We discussed the fact that Wyoming gets more than 70% of our total revenue from taxes on mineral extraction and the impacts to county services […]

Powder River Breaks July – August 2018

July – August 2018, Volume 46, Number 4 In July, Powder River released a new report that found only about 2.4% of approximately 206 square miles of land disturbed by 14 Wyoming coal mines has been fully reclaimed. “Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Reclamation” tracked reclamation statistics from these coal mines and investigated why the rate of […]

Sheridan Solar Tour planned for August 18th

July 31, 2018  Sheridan Solar Tour planned for August 18th  Learn more about powering your home or business with solar power by taking the Sheridan Solar Tour. Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) is hosting this self-guided tour on Saturday, August 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets in advance […]

Report Shows Coal Reclamation Benefits Taxpayers and Creates Jobs

July 10, 2018 A new report has found that approximately 206 square miles of land from 14 Wyoming coal mines has been disturbed; however, only 2.4% of that land has been fully reclaimed. Today the Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) published a report “Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Coal Mine Reclamation” which tracked reclamation statistics […]

Picnic on the Pathway incorporates solar education

Get the whole family outside to enjoy Sheridan’s Parks & Pathways and learn more about how solar energy works at the annual Picnic on the Pathway, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on June 13th at Washington Park on Coffeen Avenue. This yearly UNPLUG event encourages Sheridan residents to experience the benefits of pathways throughout the […]

Powder River Basin Resource Council Petitions Wyoming DEQ to End Self-Bonding and Protect Taxpayers and Adjacent Landowners

May 1, 2018 This week the Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division to end the practice of self-bonding for coal mines. In order to better shield Wyoming taxpayers from having to fund mine clean-up in the event of a […]

Learn About the Future of Solar in Wyoming on May 16 in Laramie

April 26, 2018 Learn about what’s happening with solar power in Wyoming at a community conversation sponsored by Powder River Basin Resource Council (Powder River) and Wyoming Outdoor Council (Outdoor Council).  “The Future of Solar in Wyoming” will be held Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Altitude Chophouse (back room), […]

Petition to Amend Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Rules on Self-Bonding

The Resource Council, along with its over 1,000 members throughout the state, advocates for the conservation of Wyoming’s unique land, mineral, water, and clean air resources consistent with responsible use of those resources to sustain the livelihood of present and future generations. Since its founding in 1973, the Resource Council has worked on coal mining […]

Powder River Awards Three at State Science Fair

April 11, 2018 In an ongoing effort to promote the importance of studying Wyoming’s ecosystems and as well as the ecological impacts of development, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) presented two sets of awards at the Wyoming State Science Fair in Laramie. Each recipient earned a free membership to the Resource Council and a […]