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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.

Energy Report Wyoming coal tour in China

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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The Two Elk Saga Part 5: “The project from hell”

June 5, 2014

“If I could build it with a hammer, I would.” — North American Vice-President Brad Enzi, March 2007 before the Campbell County Commission.

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Two Elk Saga Part 4: “Like I was purchased?”

June 3, 2014

“Are we a bunch of naïve buffoons? I don’t think we are. I just think we are way too trusting.” — Former Wyoming Gov. Dave …

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Two Elk Saga Part 2: “Working class but not deprived”

May 27, 2014

“The thing that was always odd about Mike Ruffatto. He loved to see other people have fun but he didn’t participate much himself.”

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The Two Elk Saga Part 1: “Wearing suits and using big words”

May 22, 2014

“My name is Mike Ruffatto. I’m president of North American Power Group and, on behalf of the Two Elk Power Company, I’m here to request …

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Two Elk Saga Intro: How one man’s dream became state, federal nightmare

May 20, 2014

“As much as we wanted it to be real, it wasn’t” — former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, September 10, 2013

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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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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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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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Public can comment on federal coal lease modification

March 24, 2014

Public can comment on federal coal lease modification
— March 24, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District Office (HPDO) announces …

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Let’s talk about the direction of the University of Wyoming

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Emeritus professor of geology Peter Shive wants to have a conversation about the fossil fuel industry influence on UW.

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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 …

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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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State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming

February 26, 2014

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 26, 2014
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And She Was Flyin’

February 14, 2014

A loaded Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train roars out of the snowy hills of northern Wyoming westbound.

Legislature Blog

O’Gara: Kill Bill(s); Nonbudget measures go down in flames, up in smoke

February 12, 2014

O’Gara: Kill Bill(s); Nonbudget measures go down in flames, up in smoke
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 12, 2014

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At …