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Election likely to affect EPA litigation, judicial nominations

November 5, 2010

The repercussions of Republican successes in Tuesday's midterm elections are likely to be felt not just on Capitol Hill but also in courtrooms.

Legal experts say the impact on environmental and energy issues will be seen both in ongoing litigation, including over the U.S. EPA's...

Interior panel lets Wyoming coal leasing move ahead

November 5, 2010

A federal appeals board has denied a request by environmental groups concerned about climate change to delay selling coal leases at two surface mines in northeast Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

Sale of the leases next to Foundation Coal's Belle Ayr Mine and Peabody Group's Caballo Mine...

Colorado toughens up on uranium

November 5, 2010

State mining regulators have found heaps of toxic uranium ore at a dormant Cotter Corp. mine in western Colorado and are moving to prevent contamination of land and water near the Dolores River.

The regulators ordered Cotter to build berms around the 300 to 500 tons of uranium ore by Nov...

High court talks renting rivers

November 4, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it wants the federal government to weigh in before deciding whether to accept PPL Montana’s appeal of a decision allowing the state to charge the company rent using state riverbeds to generate power.

The nation’s high court, in a brief order without...

Company applies to drill in the Upper Missouri River Breaks

November 2, 2010

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an application by a Texas-based company to drill a natural gas well in the Bullwhacker Coulee area of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

An Ohio-based company also is close to filing an application to drill...

Court voids permit for NM coal mine

November 2, 2010

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement to reassess how the expansion of a coal mine on the Navajo Reservation will affect the environment and cultural and historic resources in the area.

In an order made public late Friday, U.S. District...

Oil regulators seek water testing in Northern Colorado

November 2, 2010

Colorado oil and gas regulators are asking energy companies drilling in northern Weld and Larimer counties to test the groundwater before they start producing oil so the state can find out how energy development may contaminate the groundwater in the region.

Businesses oppose new Xcel pollution plan

October 30, 2010

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission today, over the objections of business interests, agreed to review Xcel Energy's last-minute plan to cut pollution at aging coal-fired power plants.

Xcel was forced to come up with the new plan after the commission ruled the company's preferred...

Senators question Clinton's comments on oil-sands pipeline

October 30, 2010

Eleven Democratic senators today raised concerns about the State Department's evaluation of environmental risks in weighing whether to approve a controversial Canadian oil sands pipeline, calling for multiple questions to be resolved before the project proceeds.

In a letter to their...

No State Department decision yet on Keystone XL pipeline

October 28, 2010

The State Department is weighing input from U.S. EPA and other federal agencies before it makes a final decision on a pipeline that would carry crude from Canada's oil sands to U.S. refineries, according to a senior State Department official.

A final decision is likely months away on the...

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