As advocates for a free-market approach that aligns with Wyoming's historical values, we oppose legislation like Senate File 23 on energy resource procurement. While the bill aims to ensure fair utility bidding processes, its detailed prescriptions risk micromanaging private businesses. Wyoming's history embraces the principles of free markets, valuing efficiency and innovation. Instead of rigid structures, we advocate for empowering the utility commission to disallow unfair costs, linking cost recovery to factors such as reliability and overall project costs. This approach fosters fair practices without impeding the entrepreneurial spirit crucial for our state's economic growth.