Dustin Bleizeffer

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

April 10, 2014

A new study suggests Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must remain in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming and human …

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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 …

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Bill would ease taxes on coal, increase taxes on oil & gas

February 4, 2014

Rep. Barlow says a $40M annual loss in coal severance tax collection is worth it to help maintain the $1.2B that coal contributes in overall …

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Drillers on pace to continue 500 wells per year in southern Powder River Basin oil play

January 21, 2014

State official admits that although his office is cranking out high volumes of oil well permits, it has a difficult time keeping pace with field …

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Wyoming emergency managers heavily rely on railroads to respond to derailments

December 31, 2013

Wyoming’s heavy railroad traffic includes oil tankers and other potentially harmful payloads that pose a human health risk.

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Sportsmen to lawmakers: Invest in Wyoming Game and Fish Department

December 17, 2013

Diverse sporting groups hope to deliver a unified message to lawmakers, after year of drastic cuts.

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Gov Mead to ALEC crowd: States do it better than the federal gov’t

December 12, 2013

Gov Mead to ALEC crowd: States do it better than the federal government

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Gov Mead wants additional $3M from industry account to plug orphaned wells

December 11, 2013

Oil and gas operators have idled thousands of coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming in recent years, creating a multi-million environmental liability.

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Case against EPA’s flawed greenhouse gas rule for new coal misses the point

December 3, 2013

So long as Congress continues to fail to address climate change through comprehensive legislation, those who care about avoiding a climate crisis are left …

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Energy company was allowed to harass wildlife and run hunters off Battle Mountain

November 22, 2013

Energy activity was allowed to trump smart wildlife management as ungulates and hunters alike were run off Battle Mountain by helicopters and ground crews.

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Report: 31 workers died on the job in Wyoming in 2012

November 14, 2013

Thirty-one workers died on the job in Wyoming in 2012, slightly fewer than the average over a decade that made Wyoming one of the deadliest …

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Wyoming approves groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas

November 12, 2013

Wyoming passed a baseline groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas activity, which may provide data needed to determine if drilling or fracking damages …