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Groups' plan to buy out energy leases a first in Wyoming

December 6, 2010

A new conservation strategy could debut in Wyoming as a result of a company's preparations to drill gas wells in the Wyoming Range.

Environmentalists are talking about buying out drilling leases in the western Wyoming mountain range. Lease buyouts have occurred elsewhere in the past few...

Top GOP oppose Interior's proposed fracking regs

December 6, 2010

Two of the House Republicans vying for the powerful Energy and Commerce gavel in the new Congress today made a rare show of collaboration as a weeks-long bitter fight for the chairmanship winds down.

Full committee ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.),...

EPA sets deadlines for 13 states on GHG permitting

December 6, 2010

U.S. EPA issued a final rule today that sets deadlines for 13 states to develop permitting processes for greenhouse gas emissions slated to be regulated under the Clean Air Act starting next year.

If the states fail to meet the deadline, EPA will put a temporary federal plan in place...

Industry backs voluntary disclosure of fracking chemicals through states

December 6, 2010

Oil and gas drilling companies have made another move toward voluntary public disclosure of hydraulic-fracturing chemicals by uniting behind state regulators' efforts to create a national registry of the chemicals.

The registry is intended as a template for a state-based system of public...

GAO: Lost natural gas costs gov’t $23M per year

December 2, 2010

The government is losing tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties from energy companies that let immense volumes of natural gas escape into the atmosphere, congressional investigators said in a new report.

The Government Accountability Office report says about 50 billion cubic...

NRC approves transfer of WY uranium licenses to Russian firm

December 2, 2010

Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines' licenses.

The commission last week approved the license transfer involving a Russian company, JSC Atomoredzoloto,...

Colorado kicks off two new loan programs for energy work

December 2, 2010

Gov. Bill Ritter launched two new loan programs Tuesday to help renewable-energy companies and those making energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings.

One is a revolving loan program, funded with $13 million in federal stimulus money, being offered to companies making large-scale...

Feds mull 'fracking' regs

December 2, 2010

Wyoming got out in front of federal regulations regarding the oil and gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” But on Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department is considering disclosure rules of its own.

Salazar said officials are weighing a...

Horizontal drilling permits reach record in Colorado

December 1, 2010

A record 276 permits for horizontal oil and gas drilling — a technique that has opened new reserves in Texas, Louisiana and the Northeast — have been issued in Colorado in 2010, according to the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

In the past three years, a total of 439 horizontal-...

Conservative, liberal groups unite to oppose ethanol supports

December 1, 2010

A coalition of strange bedfellows including the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, liberal network MoveOn and even a Catholic missionary group came together yesterday on a letter urging Congress to let $6 billion in ethanol tax credits lapse at the end of the year.

The...

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