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Wyoming's mining, construction sectors add jobs

November 24, 2010

Wyoming's economy continues to mend, adding 3,000 nonfarm jobs in October compared to a year earlier.

In figures release Tuesday by the Research and Planning Section of the state Department of Employment, the natural resources and mining sector, including oil and gas, proved to be the...

Judge approves controversial transmission line route in Colorado

November 22, 2010

An administrative law judge on Friday approved the construction of a hotly debated electric power line stretching from Pueblo to Alamosa, but opponents vowed to keep fighting.

"The decision essentially grants Xcel Energy and Tri-State the authority to build the project and...

BP to retire energy leases near Glacier Park in Montana

November 22, 2010

The oil company BP voluntarily gave up its rights to explore for energy along the western border of Glacier National Park, U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester announced Friday.

"Permanently protecting the North Fork for our kids and grandkids has been one of my biggest...

DOE backs loan for $120M biofuels plant near Reno

November 20, 2010

A California-based company has moved a step closer to building a $120 million biofuels plant near Reno that would create more than 50 full-time and 450 temporary jobs.

Officials for Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. of Pleasanton announced Tuesday the U.S. Department of Energy agreed...

Wyoming BLM oil and gas leasing practices stir debate

November 22, 2010

The number of oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management office in Wyoming will be auctioning off next February will hit a three-year low, according to bureau statistics.

And there's a variety of answers and finger-pointing between the BLM, the energy industry and...

Concerns as solar plants join a desert ecosystem

November 18, 2010

With seven large solar power plants already approved that would cover 42 square miles of the California desert with huge mirror arrays, solar dishes and towers, environmentalists and regulators have increasingly
become concerned about the impact that industrialization of the desert will...

Uranium mining OK'd at Navajo aquifer

November 18, 2010

All legal impediments to uranium mining near an aquifer that supplies drinking water to Navajo communities in northwestern New Mexico have been removed, according to the mining company.

Hydro Resources Inc. said the U.S. Supreme Court justices decided Monday not to review a decision by a...

New coal plants still the norm for expanding utilities

November 18, 2010

Even as the United States moves to restrict coal-fired plants and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, some heartland states are moving forward with massive coal projects because they say it's more important
to keep the lights on.

"We have an obligation to serve," said Raj Rao, chairman...

Enviros seek to join EPA defense of mining regs

November 17, 2010

Several environmental groups today moved to defend U.S. EPA's new regulations on mountaintop coal mining from a legal challenge by the state of West Virginia.

The Sierra Club and several Appalachian conservation groups asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West...

Texas coal-plant accused of fouling neighboring states' air

November 18, 2010

Coal plants in Texas contribute to bad air quality in neighboring states for dozens of days each year, according to a report by the Sierra Club.

The report says Texas is responsible for 64 days with harmful levels of smog in Oklahoma, 20 days in Arkansas, and 16 in Louisiana. There are 30...

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