About: Can Wyoming make the switch from coal to wind? The Divided series
The acreage needed for sprawling wind "farms" makes them anything but green. One of the worst examples is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project, which will choke scenery over nearly 230,000 acres. It's an absurd invasion of open space, and tons of fossil fuels go into making it. https://falseprogress.home.blog/2016/08/29/windturbineslandscapes/
Politics is only a tiny piece of the decline of coal. Ultimately, it's the rise of cheap natural gas that's shutting coal plants down.
Trump will bring or keep coal he told WV and PA he would and WY is know different