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Wyoming oil and gas regulators are under pressure to finally take action against broke, out-of-compliance coal-bed methane operators.
The project consists of drilling up to 5,000 new oil and gas wells on 1,500 well pads over a 10-year period. The BLM is preparing …
A new study says Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming.
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 …
“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 …
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 …
Wyoming’s heavy railroad traffic includes oil tankers and other potentially harmful payloads that pose a human health risk.
Oil and gas operators have idled thousands of coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming in recent years, creating a multi-million environmental liability.
There’s no real strategic plan for the Bakken oil play, no EIS guiding a comprehensive landscape scale management plan.
Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.
Two years ago, Gov. Mead blamed federal inaction on energy policies for delaying a $100M partnership with GE to advance technologies for Wyoming coal.
Federal officials announced Wednesday that a 21-cents per ton bid for a coal lease was rejected for not meeting fair market value.
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.
The laws and regulations guiding federal coal leases in the Powder River Basin are a compilation of many strange turns throughout the past four decades. …
WyoFile has confirmed that a coal miner was killed early this morning at the Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County. Killed was Jacob Dowdy, …
148M tons of federal Powder River Basin coal up for bid in August
— July 26, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold …
Citizens say Wyoming needs to update its rules guiding natural gas flares to avoid exposure to toxins and loss of revenue.
Flaring natural gas associated with oil wells is a standard practice — often a necessity because the volumes of gas do not justify the cost …
Getting Asia hooked on cheaply produced PRB coal would delay the development of more efficient and lower greenhouse gas emission energy resources. From a climate …
Low gas prices and bankruptcies leave landowners and the state stuck with collecting fees and cleaning up abandoned gas wells in the Powder River Basin.
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