The Wyoming Archaeologist is published by the Wyoming Archaeological Society, Inc, with the assistance of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.Please send address, manuscripts and news items for publication to: Danny Walker, Editor, The Wyoming Archaeologist, at dawalker [at] MEXPORT’s CEO Daniel Suarez told SNL there’s been interest from Powder River Basin coal producers, and if the company is able to raise sufficient capital, it could start exporting by 2017.
That’s not lost on the governor of Wyoming, a big proponent of coal exports. Matt Mead is inviting Northwest tribal leaders on an all-expenses-paid trip to coal country in Northeastern Wyoming, according to an email obtained by Earth Fix.Increasing volumes of coal and oil being shipped to the Pacific Northwest are putting pressure on rail capacity in the region, according a new report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils.Port facilities that would export Powder River Basin coal through the Pacific Northwest are continuing to move towards construction.No other use, including reproduction, retransmission, or editing of The Wyoming Archaeologist may be made without prior written permission which may be requested by contacting Dr. Furthermore, neither the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist, the Wyoming Archaeological Society, Inc.nor their employees or appointed or elected officials, nor Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists can be held responsible for any comment or viewpoint expressed in any issue of The Wyoming Archaeologist. Washington rejected a key permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk coal terminal Tuesday. It’s buried on federal and tribal lands in the form of natural resources, in states like Wyoming and Colorado.The terminal would have allowed coal from Wyoming and Montana to more easily reach other countries like China and Japan. For the past few years, a controversy has been quietly raging over how much companies owe you when they extract those resources, and how much you’re allowed to know about it.In separate decisions this week, Washington and Oregon both announced progress on permitting for coal export terminals in their respective states.A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Bureau of Land Management’s coal lease valuation program is ‘out of date.’ The report says BLM offices around the country are not consistent in the way they calculate fair market value, don't always document the rationale behind accepting low bids and do not use independent reviewers to ensure calculations are correct.“A great morale booster by the way, so if the state’s showing that it’s willing to put up bonding ability, or allow an authority to have bonding ability it may make a project look more viable than if we weren’t gonna put any skin in the game.” Wyoming is planning to send a delegation to Washington State later this year to lobby on behalf of coal export terminals.Last year, the state invited members of eight Pacific Northwest tribes to visit Wyoming on an all-expenses paid tour of the region’s coal mines, but only one tribe accepted the invitation.