Edith Cook column; Let's trade coal for hemp

Sometimes people ask what we can do to help Wyoming divest itself of fossil-fuel industries and commerce. How to generate jobs replacing those lost in oil and gas fields and coal mines?

Occasionally the question is put facetiously. Before I can answer, the inquirer explains how and why we would never be able to do it.

Still, the subject deserves serious discussion.

Our first order of business must be to disabuse ourselves of the notion that the current “bust” will be followed by a “boom.”

Today’s bust may well be the…

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