Diversify and Grow
Wyoming's dependence on energy production isn't going to do it any favors if it doesn't evolve. It's a fact: fossil fuels are becoming less and less profitable. And the coal industry only added five full-time jobs between 2016 and 2017. Meanwhile, the renewable energy movement continues to grow, creating jobs, tax revenue, and economic stability.
There's no need to shut down the coal plants or oil fields, we just need accept the changes and begin preparing for a more prosperous future.
A Healthy Future
If you ask just about anybody around here to describe Wyoming in five words, one of those words is going to be "windy." We have incredible potential for wind power, and big developments are already in the works. Our state also has perhaps the greatest potential for growth of any US state within the solar industry.
We need to capitalize on these opportunities. Solar and wind power provide a deeply viable alternative to a dying industry. It's an alternative that is more sustainable and economically stable, and one that is much less harmful to the environment.