Energy

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High-stakes suit pits ranchers against water-sampling greens

November 25, 2014

More than a dozen ranchers have filed a trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project — an organization that aims to stop grazing on public lands.

Energy drilling

The drilling industry’s explosion problem

October 21, 2014

Deadly fires and explosions occur too often in the oil and gas industry, according to some workplace safety proponents — a particular concern as drilling …

Energy drilling simulator

University of Wyoming opens oil & gas drilling simulation lab

October 7, 2014

$1M in taxpayer funds used to match $1M gift from WPX Energy to build drilling rig simulator for UW students.

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Wyoming Tribune Eagle opinion: Legislative meddling hurting UW

September 18, 2014

Lawmakers are selling the school’s academic freedom to the energy industry. They need to back off.

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Wildfires could bankrupt states if they acquired federal tracts — report

August 26, 2014

Western states are ill-equipped to take ownership of federal lands because of the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires on national forests

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Wyoming, China dream of a coal-chemical bridge to future energy

August 19, 2014

Coal-rich partners eye byproducts from coal as a commercial driver to eventual zero-CO2 emissions coal power plants.

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Probe of Pavillion gas wells finds a need for more data

August 8, 2014

Initial well-integrity report finds gas wells were properly drilled and maintained, more study needed to determine source of water contamination.

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Ad campaign blames ‘activist lawyers,’ bad science for looming grouse listing

August 7, 2014

Sage grouse proponents blast O&G industry for misinformation campaign.

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Reasons differ, but Wyo and China agree on cutting CO2 from coal

August 5, 2014

Is China’s path to more CO2 emissions an excuse for inaction or a reason to cut U.S. emissions?

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Coal Slurry: An idea that came and went

June 24, 2014

During the 1970s coal boom, Wyoming saw several proposals to build coal slurry pipelines to ship the mineral out of state. None succeeded.

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EPA: Climate regs won’t crimp North Dakota’s energy boom

March 4, 2014

EPA’s goal is to write a rule that reduces Earth-warming CO2 emissions without threatening energy reliability. The Obama administration wants its rule to avoid significant …

Energy Gateway West transmission line Wyoming

BLM advancing multi-state line on route that avoids most sensitive landscapes

February 25, 2014

Federal land managers are considering several alternative routes for the 412-mile Gateway West transmission line, originating in Wyoming.

Energy coal severance tax

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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EPA requires more scrutiny of Wyo. gasification project

February 4, 2014

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not allow for enough public input before giving an underground coal gasification project preliminary approval to pollute an …

Energy Matt Mead speaks to ALEC convention

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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FWS considering eagle take permit for massive Wyo. wind farm

December 6, 2013

Environmental impact statement to study wind farm effects on golden eagles, potentially leading to permit allowing harm or kill of eagles.

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Pro-coal arguments win the day at Denver EPA hearing on CO2 regulations

November 5, 2013

Coal industry workers from Wyoming and other states shared their views at an Environmental Protection Agency meeting in Denver.

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Wyoming coal research still in play under new CO2 standards

October 1, 2013

Wyoming’s $41M investment in advanced coal research continues under new CO2 standards, but the direction may shift to “bolt-on” technologies.

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House GOP wants answers on Obama aide’s role in Pavillion

September 19, 2013

Documents show that Heather Zichal operated behind the scenes as EPA prepared to release its findings that fracking had contaminated groundwater in Pavillion.

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UW air quality research goes global

July 9, 2013

UW’s research may help build regulatory frameworks for oil and gas worldwide, yet Wyoming recently discontinued funding the research despite ozone problems.