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What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

November 9, 2012

Obama’s reelection has Wyoming’s government and energy industry leaders questioning what his administration is planning for energy production in his second term.

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Energy experts serve up dish of creamed coal

October 9, 2012

Analysts attending a energy conference at the University of Wyoming largely agree that the coal industry is facing a future of decline.

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Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production

August 28, 2012

Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production
An oil pipeline in Jefferson County, Texas. Republicans in Wyoming and the federal government have recently rolled out a …

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In Search of Cleaner Coal: UWYO Showcases State-Funded Research

August 27, 2012

Amid regional debates over coal, the state of Wyoming is investing millions of dollars each year to make the industry more economically secure and environmentally …

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Coal Connections: Wyoming-Chinese delegation tout solidarity on cleaner coal

June 26, 2012

A first-hand report on the “advanced coal” forum that brought a delegation of Wyoming’s university and elected officials to China’s Shaanxi Province.

Energy Thumbnail image for Efforts to increase Wyoming coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges to impacts both local and global

Efforts to increase Wyoming coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges to impacts both local and global

May 22, 2012

Mining companies hope to turn Powder River Basin coal into an international resource, eyeing lucrative markets in growing Asian economies.

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Wyoming officials grapple with coal export ambitions while spending millions on clean coal research

May 22, 2012

In light of the Powder River Basin coal industry’s recent focus to ship more coal to China and other burgeoning Asian economies, industry officials are …

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Debate rages over the impact of federal regulations on drilling, jobs

May 15, 2012

Although the U.S. is drilling and producing more oil and natural gas than it has in decades, there are still drilling projects delayed in federal …

Energy Thumbnail image for Surface damage from Niobrara seismic work results in citations

Surface damage from Niobrara seismic work results in citations

May 10, 2012

Seismic crews working in the Niobrara shale oil play caused serious rutting and other surface damage earlier this year on 10 different ranch properties in …

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Wyoming betting on coal-bed methane comeback despite industry bankruptcies

May 10, 2012

Over the past several years coal-bed methane gas operators in the Powder River Basin have idled thousands of wells due to low pricing, and a …

Energy Thumbnail image for Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

May 8, 2012

Hall Sawyer’s new research report has complicated plans to drill 136 natural gas wells in the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields.

Energy Thumbnail image for The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920: The law that changed Wyoming’s economic destiny

The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920: The law that changed Wyoming’s economic destiny

May 8, 2012

While energy development is arguably central to Wyoming’s economy, it wasn’t always this way.

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 …

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming’s fracking chemical disclosure requirements draw lawsuit

Wyoming’s fracking chemical disclosure requirements draw lawsuit

April 3, 2012

Wyoming’s public disclosure requirements for hydraulic fracturing chemicals were once hailed by environmentalists as the best in the country. But environmental groups are suing after …

Energy Thumbnail image for The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

March 20, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has a new layer of analysis it can use to protect resources before mineral leasing occurs on public lands. …

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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 …

Energy Thumbnail image for EPA delays Pavillion review for more groundwater testing

EPA delays Pavillion review for more groundwater testing

March 8, 2012

In a joint statement today Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes said “further sampling of the …

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BLM rejects bid for sprawling tract in Powder River Basin

March 6, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management rejected a bid yesterday by Peabody Energy Corp. for leasing a major tract for coal mining in Wyoming’s Powder River …

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Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust Fund can’t entirely protect the budget from volatile commodity prices

February 21, 2012

Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust Fund provides a mostly stable stream of revenue to the state’s general fund. Yet state lawmakers are trimming budget plans right …

Energy Thumbnail image for Shoshone drilling project wins BLM approval

Shoshone drilling project wins BLM approval

February 7, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management has approved the first drilling project inside northwest Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest in more than 20 years, raising concerns among …