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Wyoming uranium companies ink deal

December 7, 2011

Two Wyoming uranium companies have cut a deal to process more uranium produced in the state.

Casper-based Uranerz Energy Corp. will ship uranium from its recently licensed Nichols Ranch site in southern Campbell County to Cameco Resources’ Smith Ranch-Highland processing plant north of...

Colorado land swap too rich for Koch

December 7, 2011

Real-estate speculator Tom Chapman is courting billionaire William Koch, urging the mining baron and ranch owner to buy luxury property and acreage inside Black Canyon National Park.

The enticement: using the park land in a potential federal land swap for a new coal mine Koch is pursuing...

Drilling regulators pull double duty as industry promoters

December 7, 2011

State oil and gas agencies across the country are straining to prevent a flood of new drilling from harming human health and the environment.

But that's not really their job. Or at least not all of it.

Their job is also to promote drilling. And sometimes the law makes that their...

Montana congressman introduces House bill on Keystone XL

December 6, 2011

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is sponsoring the House version of a bill meant to force President Barack Obama to act on a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, through eastern Montana and to refineries in Texas.

Rehberg's bill filed Thursday is the companion to legislation introduced Wednesday by...

Learning too late of the perils in gas well leases

December 6, 2011

Americans have signed millions of leases allowing companies to drill for oil and natural gas on their land in recent years. But some of these landowners — often in rural areas, and eager for quick payouts — are finding out too late what is, and what is not, in the fine print.

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House GOP wants FERC, not State Department, to review Keystone XL

December 5, 2011

The House GOP and environmentalists may have found something to agree on about the Keystone XL oil pipeline: The State Department is not the best arbiter of high-stakes questions on its environmental and economic impacts.

House Republicans plan to unveil legislation as soon as tomorrow...

BLM holds first meeting on expansion of coal mine near Bryce Canyon

December 1, 2011

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday night held its first open house to answer questions from the public about the proposed expansion of the only strip mine in Utah. The meeting was held in the tiny town of Alton, where roughly 600 acres has been permitted by the state for mining. Now Alton...

Oily muck found in the South Platte River

November 30, 2011

Three 2,500 gallon vacuum trucks are sucking up water and oily muck from Sand Creek north of downtown Denver, trying to keep more of the pollution from reaching the South Platte River.

Crews contracted by Suncor Energy, which has a refinery about a mile east of the confluence of Sand...

House assault continues on EPA's science

November 29, 2011

House Republicans will continue to question the integrity of U.S. EPA's science programs at a hearing this week.

The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will meet tomorrow at 2 p.m. to hear testimony from witnesses outside the agency.

The...

House GOP to search for new plan to hasten Keystone XL

November 29, 2011

No sooner did the Obama administration announce a year-plus of extra environmental review for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline than its backers began weighing strategies to speed up a federal verdict, an effort the House GOP is set to formally join this week.

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