Coal Exports

Rail cars are filled with coal and sprayed with a topper agent to suppress dust at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas. Jackson Hole Global Forum's recent panel discussion, “Perspectives from Coal Communities,” stressed the importance of economic diversity in extraction states.

If Wyoming is late to the game in expanding its economy beyond minerals, it can take solace in a silver lining: the chance to study progress and missteps of other communities around the world.

That was the premise of a panel discussion Friday at the Jackson Hole Global Forum that focused on “Perspectives from Coal Communities.” Experts gave examples of how different countries are in various stages of dealing with the economic repercussions of shifting away from coal.

Contact Cody Cottier at 732-5911, town@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGtown.

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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