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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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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.

The Pitch

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

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

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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CHEYENNE – Nine Wyoming …

Photo Friday Wyoming coal train – WyoFile

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

Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS
At …

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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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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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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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The quest for safety in Wyoming coal mines

Commentary by Phil Roberts November 12, 2013 November 12, 2013

Accidents have plagued Wyoming coal mines since territorial times, when mines lacked many of the safety features required in today’s mines.

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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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CREG reports record 2013 revenue for Wyoming, but flat projections

October 25, 2013

Wyoming brought in $346M in investment income in 2013. Revenue estimators predict the state will have flat to declining income over the next few years.

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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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National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

September 26, 2013

Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.

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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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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.