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Idaho governor criticizes EPA's plan to clean up Coeur d'Alene Basin

November 17, 2010

In a letter on Monday, Gov. Butch Otter criticized the EPA's proposed Record of Decision amendment for the Upper Basin, and said a successful cleanup in the Silver Valley "is impossible without a healthy community and a strong local economy."

"In my view, the proposed ROD amendment must...

Halliburton announces ecofriendly fracking fluid, more disclosure

November 15, 2010

Halliburton Co., which is fighting U.S. EPA about disclosure of its hydraulic fracturing fluid, today announced that it will publicly disclose detailed information on its website about the chemicals used
in its fracturing fluids.

The Houston-based oilfield services company announced...

Canadian company sues Colorado over new mining regulations

November 16, 2010

A Canadian company with plans for an enormous uranium mine in Weld County filed suit earlier this week claiming new state mining rules are "unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious and otherwise contrary to law."

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Denver District Court by Powertech Inc., names the...

Wyoming's big wind project faces hurdles

November 10, 2010

As Pathfinder Renewable Energy LLC looks toward building the state's largest wind energy program in southeast Wyoming, there's a long list of hurdles to cross besides building the turbines themselves.

First off, the company has to pass the lengthy approval process for the Zephyr...

Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell

November 8, 2010

Even as many politicians, environmentalists and consumers want renewable energy and reduced dependence on fossil fuels, a growing number of projects are being canceled or delayed because governments are unwilling to add even small amounts to consumers’ electricity bills.

Deals to buy...

Supreme Court to hear MT vs. WY water case

November 9, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set a Jan. 10 hearing date on Montana’s claim that farmers in Wyoming are taking too much of the region’s scarce water supply.

Montana sued its southern neighbor in 2007, saying it was violating a 1950 deal to share the water of the Yellowstone...

Colorado's Molycorp plans to break China's chokehold on rare-earth metals

November 8, 2010

A Colorado company that once shared its secrets with Chinese miners is launching a $511 million bid to break the chokehold China subsequently gained on rare-earth metals — crucial elements of smartphones, smart bombs and the clean-energy economy.

Greenwood Village-based Molycorp Minerals...

Wyoming oil speculation creates another record lease sale

November 6, 2010

Widespread industry excitement about a possible oil play in eastern Wyoming has resulted in another record state lease sale, this one bringing in $49 million.

Dozens of companies have been competing to drill into the Niobrara Shale, betting that a combination of techniques can unlock vast...

GOP asks Interior to delay mountaintop mining rules

November 5, 2010

The Interior Department should slow its push for new rules on surface coal mining, a coalition of Republican senators said today.

The senators accused Interior of shutting out the public as it crafts a new "stream buffer zone" rule, a provision intended to protect federal waters from coal...

Obama's enthusiasm for gas drilling raises eyebrows

November 5, 2010

President Obama's newfound interest in expanded natural gas drilling yesterday surprised many on all sides of the drilling debate, from environmentalists to drillers and even the coal industry.

Representatives of drilling groups said they had no idea that Obama would make natural gas his...

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