Watching Government: Feast or famine

06/11/2001
Wyoming has an embarrassment of mineral riches. Within its borders are plentiful deposits of oil, gas, and coal. But the sparsely populated state is suffering from higher energy bills like the rest of the US.Not being able to take full advantage of one's natural resources is a more common problem outside US borders. Nigeria is the classic example; that oil-rich African nation exports nearly all its crude production, while back at home, its citizens routinely suffer power outages and gasoline shortages. Industry generally blames the shortages on a combination of government corruption and scarce capital.Parallels drawnNo one should suggest Wyoming's energy problems are on the same s...
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