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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...

Proposed Mont. copper mine raises hopes and concerns

April 29, 2013

White Sulphur Springs--Tintina Resources Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, have a plan for a mine called Black Butte. They say there’s more than 1 billion pounds of high-grade copper deposits in the ground, enough for a modest-sized copper mine that could employ as many as 200 workers with...

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...

Bipartisan bill would help preserve watershed in Colo. national forest

April 29, 2013

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) are joining forces on a bipartisan effort to help protect a pristine watershed inside the San Juan National Forest.

Bennet yesterday introduced the "Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act of 2013," S. 841, which would designate...

Yellowstone wildfire plans aim for more flexibility

April 29, 2013

Park are getting new guidelines that rely more on experience and judgment and less on set rules.

With recent approval from the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service, the rewrite will allow firefighters to adopt an approach that emphasizes flexibility.

The OK from Park...

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...

Wyo. wants sequestered royalty cash to buy Teton parcels

April 26, 2013

State Rep. Keith Gingery, of Jackson, is lobbying the state’s U.S. senators to fight for $53 million in mineral royalty payments withheld by the federal government.

If Wyoming’s representatives can regain the money, it could fund a deal for hundreds of acres in Grand Teton National Park...

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...

South Platte snowpack reaches 95 percent of normal

April 26, 2013

Although the string of heavy April snowstorms put a damper on some spring plans, it also extended the Colorado ski season, delayed the snowmelt and provided a reprieve from wildfire worries.

The snowpack in the South Platte River basin -- a major water supplier for the Front Range -- is...

On Mont. reservation, water rights divide residents

April 24, 2013

A proposed water rights compact in Montana would settle centuries-old questions over how much water local tribes, farmers and ranchers can use, and it's dividing the entire state.

The compact, which is 1,400 pages long and has taken a decade to write, provides $55 million in state money...

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