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“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Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.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.
In the case of coal-bed methane, Wyoming officials are left with a large number of small wells at risk of being orphaned. Whereas Wyoming typically …
BLM decision on Powder River Basin coal tract under 30-day review
— May 1, 2013
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Buckskin Mine Hay Creek II Coal Lease …
Gov Mead wants White House to scrap climate consideration for coal exports
By Dustin Bleizeffer
— April 26, 2013
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead came out swinging at Pacific …
Feds suspended stimulus project for accounting irregularities. Contractors received ‘Stop Work Order, issued early in 2012.
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