Wyoming Counties Face $42 Million in Delinquent Mineral Taxes

In the face of a statewide budget crisis, mineral extraction companies owe Wyoming taxpayers over $42 million in county taxes unpaid on their operations throughout the state. Last month, Powder River Basin Resource Council released a new report entitled Tax Delinquencies and Budget Deficits: A Case for Reform, which tracked delinquent mineral taxes in 12 counties from 2006-2016. The report outlines the root of the problems with how these delinquent…

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