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Mont. ranchers take stand against coal

May 1, 2013

A battle is brewing over the future of energy development in a Montana region laced with coal.

A consortium headed by BNSF Railway Co. plans to build a rail line to take some of that Montana coal to market. But the Tongue River Railroad and a proposed coal mine at Otter Creek have...

BLM issues new right-of-way regulations for renewable energy development

April 30, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management is issuing a regulation that will facilitate right-of-way applications for lands with wind and solar energy development potential.

The regulation — called The Final Rule — will allow the BLM, when necessary, to temporarily segregate lands in a wind or solar...

New BLM rule gives priority to renewable projects over mining claims

April 29, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it has finalized a rule allowing it to temporarily withdraw public lands from new mining claims where wind and solar power developers have applied to locate new projects.

The final rule, set to be published tomorrow in the Federal...

Coalition of states argues for mineral royalties

April 29, 2013

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau has signed his name to a letter from a coalition representing lawmakers in 11 states that opposes the federal government’s withholding of some mineral royalties to energy-producing states as a result of federal budget cuts. In Wyoming, the amount that the feds...

Colo. reissues key permit for controversial uranium mill

April 29, 2013

Colorado regulators have granted Toronto-based Energy Fuels Inc. a new license to build the country's first conventional uranium mill in three decades.

Yesterday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's radiation program said the company had met all the requirements for...

New federal rules do more good than harm to the economy, says OMB

April 29, 2013

The benefits outweighed costs of most of the major rules and regulations that federal agencies issued last year, according to a report released yesterday by the White House.

The Office of Management and Budget is required to provide a report to Congress each year on the costs and benefits...

Concerns about Gateway West route could lead to smaller project

April 29, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management this week plans to unveil the final environmental review of the nearly 1,000-mile-long Gateway West Transmission Line Project, a regulatory milestone for a project the Obama administration has made a top priority.

But the final environmental impact statement...

Climate change threats are 'real, urgent and severe', says national security adviser

April 26, 2013

White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon spoke about the "real, urgent and severe" national security threat that climate change presents in a speech at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy this morning.

In his prepared remarks, Donilon acknowledged that it might...

EPA finds State Dept.'s latest Keystone review 'insufficient'

April 26, 2013

U.S. EPA says the State Department's latest review of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline contains "insufficient information" on several fronts, including greenhouse gas emissions, alternative routes and the consequences of a potential spill of diluted bitumen, which the pipeline would carry...

States, cities ask Supreme Court to review cross-state air pollution ruling

April 26, 2013

Nine states, five cities and the District of Columbia yesterday urged the Supreme Court to grant U.S. EPA's request to review a lower court decision that throw out its regulations for air pollution that drifts across state lines.

Led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), the...

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