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Duke Energy's wind farm up and running in N. Colorado

December 1, 2010

A company that provides power in Wyoming has contracted with a new wind farm up and running on Colorado's eastern plains, providing enough electricity to serve up to 14,000 homes.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy announced Monday that the 51-megawatt Kit Carson windpower project near...

More utilities make the move from coal to natural gas for power

November 30, 2010

Over the last year and a half, at least 10 power companies have announced plans to close more than three dozen of their oldest, least efficient coal-burning generators by 2019. A few are being replaced by new, more efficient coal plants, but many more are being replaced by gas-fired plants....

DOE provided grants to major polluters, investigation finds

November 30, 2010

The Obama administration has given some $2 billion in stimulus money to some of the nation's biggest polluters, while also exempting them from basic environmental oversight, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.

The administration issued more than 179,000 "...

GAO: U.S. must scrutinize shale industry's water impacts

November 30, 2010

The Interior and Energy departments should begin working together to monitor groundwater conditions in the western United States to prepare for possible impacts from development of the region's vast oil shale
resources, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released today...

Enviros intensify campaign against oil sands pipeline

November 30, 2010

Environmental groups are ramping up their efforts to persuade the Obama administration to halt a $7 billion pipeline that would carry carbon-intensive crude from Canadian oil sands across six U.S. states.

The State Department is not expected to make a final decision on the Keystone XL...

Billionaire fights to keep Colorado transmission line out of San Luis Valley

November 29, 2010

Reclusive billionaire Louis Moore Bacon is emerging from the shadows in a southern Colorado showdown over solar-power transmission lines.

One side of the environmental clash paints the 54-year-old hedge-fund-managing land baron and conservationist as a natural-resource champion protecting...

Study ties deer declines to drilling on Wyoming mesa

November 29, 2010

Each year, some 30,000 mule deer that make up the Sublette herd in western Wyoming migrate from winter range near Pinedale to summer range in portions of the Salt River, Wyoming, Wind River, Gros Ventre and Snake River ranges.

Thousands of those animals take advantage of the prime winter...

Enviro groups protest GHG impacts of BLM lease sale

November 26, 2010

Environmentalists announced a protest today of a planned Bureau of Land Management sale of 223 oil and gas leases in Montana and North Dakota, saying the agency is failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions and conserve valuable public minerals.

The Western Environmental Law Center said it...

White House announces final guidance on NEPA categorical exclusions

November 26, 2010

The White House today issued its final guidance to federal agencies on how to evaluate whether projects can be excluded from evaluations  normally required under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Although the proposal on "categorical exclusions" has been in the pipeline for...

Chemical company adds muscle for push on energy, EPA

November 26, 2010

Eastman Chemical Co. beefed up lobbying this year as it sought a host of energy priorities including climate legislation rewrites, funding for power conservation work and scuttling U.S. EPA's effort to regulate greenhouse gases.

The Kingston, Tenn.-based company spent more than $1.1...

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