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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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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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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 …

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Helicopter flights for oil and gas seismic work riles hunters

November 5, 2013

Helicopter flights used to minimize surface use impacts of 3D oil and gas seismic work riled locals and hunters alike because they took place during …

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Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch may be spared from encroaching oil development

October 23, 2013

There’s no real strategic plan for the Bakken oil play, no EIS guiding a comprehensive landscape scale management plan.

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Wyoming’s multi-million dollar effort to clean up abandoned wells fails to launch

September 26, 2013

Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.

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But I thought this was why Wyoming invested in coal-gasification?

September 24, 2013

Two years ago, Gov. Mead blamed federal inaction on energy policies for delaying a $100M partnership with GE to advance technologies for Wyoming coal.

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Feds say 21 cents (per ton) bid for Powder River Basin coal is too low

September 18, 2013

Federal officials announced Wednesday that a 21-cents per ton bid for a coal lease was rejected for not meeting fair market value.

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Sage grouse hailed as job-killing weapon in ‘New War on the West’

September 5, 2013

A U.S. House committee says the Endangered Species Act is in need of an overhaul to avoid economic roadblocks from sage grouse listing.

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Recent no-bid on Powder River Basin coal tract may show preference for coal exports

August 23, 2013

With all the economic and regulatory factors evolving in the coal market, Wyoming can’t say what might be in store for Powder River Basin coal.