Dustin Bleizeffer

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State gives CBM operator 4 months to turn on wells despite overwhelming doubts

July 16, 2014

In a hearing that lasted nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, the OGCC staff laid out why Patriot and High Plains are not deserving of another …

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Broke, out-of-compliance CBM operator asks for another chance

July 12, 2014

Wyoming oil and gas regulators are under pressure to finally take action against broke, out-of-compliance coal-bed methane operators.

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Local proponents back new Climate Science Students Bill of Rights

July 10, 2014

A Climate Science Students Bill of Rights has been created, in response to the Wyoming Legislature’s stealth move to censor K-12 science standards.

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Gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar talks energy policy

July 8, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says there’s more to Wyoming’s energy challenges than simply suing EPA.

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Wyo-Sino: Formalities precede Wyoming-China coal tech exchange

June 25, 2014

Wyoming lawmakers seek new government-to-government relations in China in pursuit of advanced coal technology.

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Wyoming lawmakers talk carbon cooperation in China summit

June 9, 2014

While Wyoming coal proponents frown on carbon capture as a mandate, they seek international alliances in advancing the technology.

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Gov Mead begs for coal’s rescue while denying man’s role in climate crisis

May 16, 2014

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he understands the market realities of climate and coal, but remains “skeptical” of climate warnings.

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Wyoming hires Mark Watson as oil and gas supervisor

May 13, 2014

Watson served as interim supervisor since the April 1 departure of Grant Black who had served just barely a year on the job. Watson was …

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Gov Mead asks EPA to withdraw its greenhouse gas rule for coal

May 9, 2014

For Wyoming’s economy — and for the world’s climate-prone populations and environment — the market-only and no regulation approach may be too little too late.

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Citizens ask state to revoke Two Elk power plant permit

April 25, 2014

An emissions permit first issued in 2003 for the proposed Two Elk power plant is in question because of minimal construction and no financing.

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Sierra Club: Leave Wyoming’s coal and oil shale in the ground

April 10, 2014

A new study says Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming.

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Coalition: Resist political influence on climate science education

April 8, 2014

A coalition of scientists, educators and parents urged the Wyoming State Board of Education to insist on strong science education standards that include the latest …

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Oil and gas supervisor Grant Black resigns

April 1, 2014

Grant Black came to the WOGCC in April 2013 after an extended 8-month search process, which initially attracted only a handful of qualified candidates.

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Don’t saddle Wyoming students with climate-denial politics

March 25, 2014

Gov. Mead’s and state lawmakers’ political take on climate science would earn an “F” in any 7th-grade science course in Wyoming — at the moment.

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State: Wyoming is a ‘wonderland’ of energy potential

February 26, 2014

“The capacity to increase coal production and the capacity to increase natural gas production is there, given the right market circumstances,” said Wyoming State Geological …

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There’s more to Pavillion to be upset about than recent conjecture

February 18, 2014

Looking back at this flare up, I’m struck by how much flash and heat is concentrated on conjecture when there’s so much more of substance …

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Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M

February 13, 2014

Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M
— February 13, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated more than $14 million for …

Legislature Blog

Bill to raise oil & gas ‘bond-on’ requirement survives introduction

February 12, 2014

Bill to raise oil & gas ‘bond-on’ requirement survives introduction
by Dustin Bleizeffer
— February 12, 2014
One of the non-budget bills to survive introduction in the Senate …

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Game and Fish license fee increase defeated

February 11, 2014

After a long era of regular hikes to Game and Fish license fees, Wyoming lawmakers have denied such requests, first in 2013 and now in …

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House denies introduction of bill to increase Game and Fish license fees

February 10, 2014

House denies introduction of bill to increase Game and Fish license fees
by Dustin Bleizeffer
— February 10, 2014
This afternoon the Wyoming House voted down introduction of …