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Bullock outlines options to reduce CO2 emissions without shutting down plants

Bullock outlines options to reduce CO2 emissions without shutting down plants

HELENA — The Bullock administration Friday unveiled five options for how Montana can meet proposed federal rules to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions — and none includes shutting down or curtailing existing coal-fired power plants.

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Carbon capture research project under way in Montana

Montana Energy Quarterly: Carbon capture research project under way in Montana

The effort to address climate change has gone underground, in a matter of speaking.

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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

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Using CO2 for more oil topic of Laramie confab

Using CO2 for more oil topic of Laramie confab

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A visiting professor at the University of Wyoming says using carbon dioxide to re-pressurize Wyoming's aging oil fields could yield up to 1 billion barrels of oil.

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Top coal state studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules

Top coal state studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government is now taking comments on proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions but Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead to formally weigh in just yet.

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GOP governors: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer

HOUSTON — Republican governors from oil-and-gas-rich states said Monday that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.

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Obama plan sets up coal as Montana campaign issue

Obama plan sets up coal as Montana campaign issue

President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution has opened a new front in Montana’s U.S. Senate race as the general election campaign kicks off between Democratic Sen. John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines.

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Wyoming lawmakers plan China trip to talk coal

Wyoming lawmakers plan China trip to talk coal

CASPER, Wyo. — A bipartisan group of Wyoming legislators will travel to China next month to talk to policymakers there about clean-coal technology.

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State to weigh in on EPA rule for power plants—but already has strict law

HELENA — Montana’s top environmental official said Tuesday the state will weigh in on proposed greenhouse gas emission rules for new coal-fired power plants – but noted that Montana has a law that already imposes strict standards.

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Carbon dioxide injections revive Grieve oil field near Casper

Just an hour west of Casper, carbon dioxide is being pumped into a partially depleted oil field in an attempt to recover some additional black gold.

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PSC urges EPA to rewrite or dump CO2 rules for new coal plants

HELENA — The state Public Service Commission is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to back off on proposed greenhouse-gas rules for new coal-fired power plants — almost one year after the comment period on the rule closed.

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Denbury readies gas plant, aims for Wyoming CO2 boost

Denbury readies gas plant, aims for Wyoming CO2 boost

CASPER, Wyo. — A Texas company will soon clear another step in its mission to flood the Rocky Mountain oil market with carbon dioxide, a gas used to push hard-to-get oil to the surface.

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Guest opinion: Speak up on health effects of burning coal

After practicing family medicine for 30 years, I had to step back from my clinical practice in order to better serve patients and our community. It became clear to me that we need to address the true causes of our diseases. One of the most dangerous threats to current and future generations …

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Wyoming, Montana carbon dioxide pipeline opens Jan. 1

Wyoming, Montana carbon dioxide pipeline opens Jan. 1

POWDER RIVER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead and other state and local officials gathered Wednesday in a small lot in western Natrona County to dedicate a carbon dioxide pipeline that will bring new life to oil fields in Wyoming and Montana.

December 19, 2012 11:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi backs bill for carbon dioxide capture credits

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi backs bill for carbon dioxide capture credits

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming U.S. senator is one of three legislators sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for companies to attain tax credits for capturing man-made carbon dioxide.

November 28, 2012 11:55 pm Photos

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DEQ cites Anadarko for unpermitted CO2 release

CASPER, Wyo. — Carbon dioxide injected into the ground to push out stranded oil that bubbled into a stream within a central Wyoming oil field this summer and may have been responsible for killing six ducks and polluting the stream, state regulators say.

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Solvay kicks off methane capture project

ROCK SPRINGS — Solvay Chemicals has installed a methane recovery facility at its trona mine in Sweetwater County.

July 28, 2012 5:11 pmLoading…
$400 million project to revive historic Belle Creek oil field

$400 million project to revive historic Belle Creek oil field

Montana's oil production soared to 48 million barrels a year after Denver oilman Sam Gary discovered the prolific Belle Creek oil field in southeastern Montana in 1967.

April 04, 2012 1:45 pm Photos

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Wyoming drilling samples in Germany for global warming study

WORLAND, Wyo. -- Drilling samples collected across the Bighorn Basin this summer have been shipped to Germany, where researchers will begin to study the rock, looking for clues surrounding one of the greatest earth warming cycles in the age of mammals.

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Some Wyoming lawmakers worried about CO2 cost

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Some Wyoming state lawmakers are questioning a project to store carbon dioxide underground near Rock Springs because of the steep cost of buying the greenhouse gas.

November 08, 2011 9:51 amLoading…

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