Interviewed by Bob Brown on September 28, 2005. Mockler describes his background in Wyoming; he moves to the effects of Montana and Wyoming's coal taxes in 1975. Mockler explains the effect of the coal tax on Montana's coal business contracts, his relationship with Governor Schwinden and the "window of opportunity." He ends with his opinion of coal bed methane development. James Mockler is a former Montana legislator and lobbyist for the mining industry.
Coal; Coalbed methane; Legislators
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (42 min.) : digital, WAV file (213 Mb), + 1 transcript (26 p. ; 28 cm.)
Mockler, James, "James Mockler interview" (2005). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-35.