Where wind farms meet coal country, there's enduring faith in Trump
Wyoming locals support him because his pledge to make the US a dominant energy force would save their jobs
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 - 5:50 AM
The coal-fired Dave Johnston Power Plant (above), outside Glenrock, is like a monument to the county's energy legacy. Its giant chimneys and plumes of smoke dominate the skyline by day, while at night it looks like a small city from the Rocky Mountain foothills nearby.
"I am not convinced on what has caused the change in climate. Doing a fix without finding a root cause? I don't see it . . . So why am I working in the wind industry? I'm not in it for that. I'm in it to produce more American energy, to make it more stable." - Wind farm technician Woody Ricker (above)
NO PLACE is more likely than this one to benefit from President Donald Trump's promise to make the United States a dominant energy force in the world, or more likely to be disappointed if the promise is not kept.
A sparsely populated expanse of windswept rolling...