Wyoming, the Cowboy State, about to have “lots of deep holes”

From 538 Significant Digits:

Over 400 percent

Applications to drill in Wyoming have increased by more than 400 percent in the past five years. Higher oil prices, better fracking technology, expansive and cheap land and the Trump administration’s push for “energy dominance” have created a perfect storm for boring lots of deep holes into the Cowboy State. [NPR]

Political Facts about Wyoming:

  • Wyoming population: 573,720
  • Wyoming congressional representative: 1 (Liz Cheney)
  • Wyoming senators: 2 (John Barrasso, Mike Enzi)

Political Facts about Washington, DC:

  • Washington population: 703,608
  • Washington, DC congressional representative: 0 (Eleanor Holmes Norton is the non-voting delegate for DC)
  • Washington, DC senators: 0





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