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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...

Colo. offers 'template' for U.S. on clean power, governor says

October 28, 2010

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says his state has a story to tell in clean energy, and it may be helpful for other states and Congress to keep their ears open.

Since becoming governor in 2006, the Democrat has signed 57 bills relating to clean energy that boosted the renewable energy standard...

Solar power plant breaks ground in Mojave Desert

October 28, 2010

California's long-awaited boom in the construction of large-scale solar power plants has finally begun.

BrightSource Energy of Oakland broke ground Wednesday on its Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which will use fields of mirrors in the Mojave Desert to concentrate sunlight and...

Mineral rights not included in state's bid for Ortiz Ranch

October 26, 2010

The state's proposed purchase of the Ortiz Mountain Ranch to expand Cerrillos Hills State Park and launch a wild-horse sanctuary won't include the mineral rights. 

Navajos Hope to Shift From Coal to Wind and Sun

October 26, 2010

For decades, coal has been an economic lifeline for the Navajos, even as mining and power plant emissions dulled the blue skies and sullied the waters of their sprawling reservation.

NDEP releases plan for old Rio Tinto site

October 25, 2010

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection opened public comment today on a proposed cleanup plan for the old Rio Tinto copper mine near Mountain City and plans a meeting in Elko on the proposal.

Oil, gas lease sales to resume in Dakotas, Montana

October 25, 2010

Federal oil and gas lease sales in the Dakotas and Montana will resume in December, more than six months after the Bureau of Land Management halted bids because of pressure from environmental groups.

Secretary of State’s remarks on Canadian pipeline stir debate

October 22, 2010

Senators from both parties criticized Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday for signaling likely U.S. support for a $7 billion pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

BLM greenlights Desolation Road gas wells in Wyoming

October 21, 2010

A plan for two exploratory wells near the environmentally sensitive Adobe Town southwest of Wamsutter is in compliance with federal regulation, according to the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management.

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