Allen Best

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Locals say DKRW’s coal-to-gasoline plant needs more scrutiny

March 31, 2013

Jason Lillegraven’s study of Carbon Basin geology has him convinced that DKRW’s project has too many faults.

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Rare Stake: Can Wyoming help serve world’s hunger for rare earth minerals?

May 1, 2012

A newly opened mine near the city of Sundance raises the prospect of a new industry for Wyoming. The project’s owners believe they’ll have the …

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China’s rare earth role

May 1, 2012

Today, China delivers 97 percent of the world’s rare earth elements and uses 60 percent to 70 percent. How it came to monopolize the rare …

Energy Thumbnail image for Drill Baby Drill? Policy makers ponder the best way out of America’s oil dependency

Drill Baby Drill? Policy makers ponder the best way out of America’s oil dependency

April 17, 2012

Conflicting viewpoints were abound at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs last week. In the face of America’s oil dependency, some still advocate …

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Expert: Energy standard key to launching carbon sequestration

March 13, 2012

Dr. Sally Benson, director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University, argues that a techno-agnostic renewable energy standard is key to launching …

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Two Wyoming towns wither while company asks for $100M to bring about salvation with coal-to-gasoline plant

February 14, 2012

Many residents of the towns of Hanna and Medicine Bow foresee a time when there will be too few people and too thin of an …

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The Big Drain: Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but the thirst for Green River water is unquenched

November 22, 2011

Flaming Gorge Reservoir has capacity to hold 3.5 million acre-feet altogether. That’s a big bucket, exceeded in the Colorado River Basin by only two others: …

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Water Pipeline Permitting is no Easy Task

November 22, 2011

Experts say Aaron Million’s pipeline project won’t begin construction any time soon, not before weaving through a wealth of legal obstacles and obtaining permission from …

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A Reluctant Move Away from Coal

February 8, 2011

Scores of new coal-fired power plants that were being planned across the nation six or seven years ago have mostly been shelved. Last year alone, …