At State’s Energy Summit, Wyoming Promises to ‘Make Sure Our Fossil Fuels Have a Future’

Oil, gas and coal industry representatives vowed to fight new federal regulations, predicting that capturing carbon, renewable intermittency and rising energy demand will keep their products viable.

In late April, the Biden administration finalized a series of rules that would reduce emissions and pollution from the power sector. A week later, at Wyoming’s annual energy conference, those moves were met with frustration, dismay and, at times, downright defiance from politicians and fossil fuel company executives who spoke glowingly about the state’s “all of the above” energy future.