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Wyoming coal reverses trend, increases production in 2014

Wyoming coal reverses trend, increases production in 2014

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming coal production increased by 2 percent in 2014, according to federal statistics, reversing four years of declining output in the country’s top coal-producing state.

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Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

A drilling rig is silhouetted against the setting sun Oct. 28 outside Wright, Wyo.

January 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Gov. Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

Gov. Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting “with bulldog determination” for the future of Wyoming coal.

January 14, 2015 5:30 pm Photos

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Wyoming governor says he will fight for state's coal

Wyoming governor says he will fight for state's coal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal.

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Northwest tribe calls for halt to coal project review

Northwest tribe calls for halt to coal project review

CASPER, Wyo. — A recent request by the Lummi Nation to halt a federal permit review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham, Wash., sets an important legal marker in the debate over coal exports, according to legal observers and analysts.

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Business, labor groups preparing for legislative session

Business, labor groups preparing for legislative session

The upcoming state Legislature will be the first trip to Helena for Vu Pham, and he says he’s excited.

January 04, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Wyoming agency talks helping build coal docks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wyoming lawmakers back bill to promote coal exports

Wyoming lawmakers back bill to promote coal exports

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest, according to the executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.

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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Justin Yoder, a welder for a coal dragline manufacturer, stands for a portrait outside a truck stop on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Wright. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Oregon is allowing Wyoming and Montana to participate in an appeal over a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

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Coal losses pile up in Wyoming as rail struggles to catch up

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The importance of rail to Campbell County is easy to see.

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Crow leader says climate plan could hurt tribe

Crow leader says climate plan could hurt tribe

The chairman of Montana's Crow Indians and state Attorney General Tim Fox want the coal-dependent tribe exempted from the Obama administration's pending climate plan.

December 05, 2014 9:06 am

Wyoming pushes to participate in Oregon coal case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming continues to try to pressure Oregon to permit a coal terminal on the Columbia River that could allow export of coal to Asia.

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Gov. Mead blasts EPA power plant rules

Gov. Mead blasts EPA power plant rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposal to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants.

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Livingston seeks inclusion in coal railroad study

Livingston seeks inclusion in coal railroad study

LIVINGSTON — The city of Livingston wants federal regulators to consider the impacts that increased coal train traffic would have on the city in a pending analysis of the proposed Tongue River Railroad.

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Coal industry, utilities, governor express concern over EPA’s carbon rules

HELENA — Montana energy interests, environmentalists and others this week weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants, raising scores of questions about the rules’ workability.

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Commission: Wyoming will need to close 4 coal plants to meet EPA plan

Commission: Wyoming will need to close 4 coal plants to meet EPA plan

Wyoming utilities will need to prematurely shutter four coal-fired power plants to meet the requirements of the Obama administration's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission argued in recent comments submitted to the U.S. Environmenta…

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Wright: A coal town awash in oil

Wright: A coal town awash in oil

WRIGHT, Wyo. — On some days, Samuel Rodriguez plays owner, mechanic and receptionist at R and B Tire on the outskirts of Wright. Cars jam his parking lot and line the street despite a larger building and parking lot he bought several years ago to accommodate more customers.

November 30, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming energy boom

Wyoming energy boom

November 30, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Powder River Basin oil production 101

Powder River Basin oil production 101

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin is not a new phenomenon. The first well in the basin was drilled in 1889, north of the Salt Creek Field. 

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