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Wyo. energy revenue flat as state braces for power plant rule

October 31, 2014

Recent forecasts indicate Wyoming’s can expect little growth in its energy revenue, while officials say EPA’s CO2 reduction targets are unreasonable.

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Court stays EPA haze plan for Wyo.

September 10, 2014

The court also granted requests by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and PacifiCorp to extend the deadline for compliance at four of the units for the …

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Gov Mead appoints panel to ‘improve’ science programs at University of Wyoming

August 25, 2014

Governor Matt Mead denies man’s role in climate change, and earlier this year refused to veto legislation blocking state department of education to consider Next …

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The lamest of excuses for faulting the EPA’s carbon plan

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This idea that the U.S. should do nothing because we can’t immediately solve the problem by ourselves is a gloomy one.

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Group says coal-to-gasoline proposal a bad bet for federal loan program

August 7, 2014

The Medicine Bow coal-to-liquids plant, first proposed nearly 10 years ago, has never gained enough financial backing to begin construction.

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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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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.

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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 …