Wyoming Mining Association http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-2014-forum-coal-open-spaces <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137269895&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The WPM Forum On Coal was a moderated discussion about the challenges coal is currently facing politically, economically and environmentally, how that could impact Wyoming in the future, and ways the state is innovating to keep coal relevant.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:07:22 +0000 Stephanie Joyce & Willow Belden 54706 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal On Open Spaces Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal Will Air On Open Spaces http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-medias-2014-forum-coal-will-air-open-spaces <p>The WPM Forum on Coal, a moderated discussion about the challenges coal is currently facing politically, economically and environmentally, how that could impact Wyoming in the future, and ways the state is innovating to keep coal relevant, will air on Open Spaces. WPM guests included Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon, Rocky Mountain Power VP Rita Meyer and Clean Energy Action co-founder Leslie Glustrom. The forum was held February 26, at 7pm, in front of a live audience at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne will rebroadcast on Open Spaces Friday Feb. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:39:13 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54355 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media's 2014 Forum On Coal Will Air On Open Spaces Mining Association Director Says Coal's Future Is Bright http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mining-association-director-says-coals-future-bright <p>Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Marion Loomis says coal’s future is bright -- but that there’s a need for continued innovation -- both in extraction technology and emissions control.</p><p>“We’ve made such tremendous strides in reducing emission levels. We’ve increased coal production about 170 percent in this country in the last 20 years and reduced pollutants by over 85 percent,” says Loomis.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mining Association Director Says Coal's Future Is Bright Marion Loomis Reflects On 40 Years As Mining Lobbyist http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/marion-loomis-reflects-40-years-mining-lobbyist <p>Marion Loomis has been with the Wyoming Mining Association, one of the state’s most influential interest groups, for almost 40 years. Earlier this week, he announced that he would be retiring that post in April. Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce caught up with Loomis at the Capitol to discuss his career and what the future holds for the state’s mining industry.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:49:47 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54047 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Marion Loomis Reflects On 40 Years As Mining Lobbyist Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:33:08 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50935 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines