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UW Dean: Bar has been raised for new education students

CASPER, Wyo. — An associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Education responded to recent critiques of her college by saying she would love to talk with anyone about the program and its students.

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Proposed Montana coal mine facing delays

Proposed Montana coal mine facing delays

A major new coal mine proposed for southeastern Montana has fallen more than two years behind its original permitting schedule.

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Wyoming coal mine job cuts possible

Alpha Natural Resources' plan to eliminate 230 jobs across the coal-mining company may affect its Wyoming mines, a company representative said Friday.

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Daines signals support for Otter mine, logging

Daines signals support for Otter mine, logging

Montana U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said Friday that lawsuits from environmentalists and other barriers are dampening development of the state's natural resources and need to be curtailed.

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Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Senators ask if coal exporters are skirting royalties

Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.

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Former Gov. Freudenthal ready to 'slow' down

Former Gov. Freudenthal ready to 'slow' down

CASPER, Wyo. — Former Gov. Dave Freduenthal spends his days practicing law in Cheyenne, teaching at the University of Wyoming Law School in Laramie, sitting on the board of St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc., and visiting his four adult children who are scattered across the country.

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Officials gather concerns, comments on Tongue River Railroad

Officials gather concerns, comments on Tongue River Railroad

FORSYTH — The third of 10 public hearings to be held in Eastern Montana on a proposed coal railroad that would run from the Ashland area to Miles City brought in a handful of differing opinions about the impact it would have on the area.

November 13, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Supreme Court says coal lease was OK

The Montana Supreme Court says a board chaired by Gov. Brian Schweitzer did not violate the state Constitution when it leased 587 million tons of coal without an environmental review.

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Montana, coal railroad reach $2M easement deal

A long-stalled coal railroad in southeastern Montana could get an easement through the state's Miles City fish hatchery in exchange for a $2 million payment into a conservation fund and a $25 million insurance policy, under the terms of a tentative deal disclosed Wednesday.

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Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

Arch Coal submits permit application for Otter Creek

HELENA — Arch Coal Inc. has applied for a strip mining permit to develop the Otter Creek Coal Mine.

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Coal protesters occupy state Capitol

Coal protesters occupy state Capitol

HELENA — Protesters opposed to coal development in Montana occupied the state Capitol Monday, planning a week-long event that aims to convince elected officials to block future development leases.

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Coal executive: Asia will get coal elsewhere if U.S. doesn’t ship

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- While environmental opposition mounts against planned West Coast coal export terminals, an industry executive said Thursday if the U.S. doesn't get coal to Asian customers, somebody else will.

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Otter Creek coal potential untapped

Oil may have been king at this Montana Energy 2012 conference, but Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, focused on the state's coal future.

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U.S. Attorney pursues convicted businessman Davison's assets

U.S. Attorney pursues convicted businessman Davison's assets

The U.S. Attorney's Office is attempting to collect money from two Montana companies to pay off some of the nearly $5.6 million in debts owed by Patrick Davison, a former Billings investment adviser convicted of running a massive Ponzi scheme.

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Billionaire buys part of Tongue River Railroad

Forrest Mars, billionaire former chief executive of Mars Inc., has purchased about one-third of a controversial planned coal railroad that would run through his Montana property.

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Blocked by landowner, BLM nixes Powder River Basin coal lease

CASPER, Wyo. — Blocked by a landowner, the Bureau of Land Management denied a request to lease 63.3 million tons of coal, delivering a blow to the expansion of a mine in the Powder River Basin.

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West Coast coal port draws new scrutiny

LONGVIEW, Wash. — A West Coast facility slated to export Powder River Basin coal is under new scrutiny following allegations that the port's owners may have misled officials about the future size of the facility.

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Coal industry seeks exports to Asia while U.S. market falters

Coal industry seeks exports to Asia while U.S. market falters

CASPER, Wyo. — America's No. 2 coal-producer, Arch Coal Inc., announced last week that it paid $25 million to acquire 38 percent interest in Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC, one of dozens of companies scrambling to boost coal export capacity from the West Coast to customers in Asia.

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Wyoming mineral industry wants own permit reviewers

CASPER — Wyoming’s mineral industries are lobbying for the right to hire their own contractors to speed up permitting normally performed by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

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Arch Coal bids $86M on Otter Creek coal

Arch Coal bids $86M on Otter Creek coal

HELENA — Coal-mining giant Arch Coal Inc. on Tuesday offered to pay nearly $86 million for the right to develop state-owned coal in southeastern Montana’s Otter Creek Valley, setting up a vote this week on whether the bid will be accepted.

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