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Senators from Wyoming, New Mexico seek to restore minerals payments

Senators from Wyoming, New Mexico seek to restore minerals payments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday that they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a federal minerals payment program that hit their states the hardest.

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Interior Department cuts mineral payments to 35 states

Interior Department cuts mineral payments to 35 states

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month.

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While Washington squirms under cuts, Wyoming saves

While Washington squirms under cuts, Wyoming saves

CHEYENNE — While Washington squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne — some 1,500 miles west — went about business as usual, wrapping up a legislative session that saw them vote to continue salting away hundreds of millions in the …

March 01, 2013 4:16 pm Related Loading…
Chamber News: Coal industry is an economic engine for Montana, Wyoming

Chamber News: Coal industry is an economic engine for Montana, Wyoming

Coal production — it’s a hot-button issue across the country with special relevance for our region. Energy production across the state is exploding, resulting in positive repercussions for our state and local economies in the form of increased tax revenues and jobs. Despite the encouraging e…

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Congressional hearing in Denver tackles fracking

Congressional hearing in Denver tackles fracking

DENVER — Western state officials took turns bashing the federal government Wednesday at a congressional field hearing on proposed nationwide drilling rules on hydraulic fracturing.

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Guest opinion: Obama ignores his own energy goals in rejecting Keystone XL

Seriously? Iran threatens to choke off the Strait of Hormuz, America desperately needs jobs, and President Barack Obama turns his back on a pipeline project essential to North American energy production — disavowing his own “energy policies.”

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Wyoming, Colorado share in federal energy revenues

DENVER  - Wyoming is tops among states that shared in revenues from oil, gas and mineral production on federal land within their borders in the last fiscal year.

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New technology could boost heavy crude recovery in Wyoming oil fields

CODY, Wyo. — A foam-based solution of pure oxygen and water could help release pockets of heavy crude oil from reservoirs located deep underground, and the company that developed the technology plans to evaluate its application in Wyoming’s oil fields.

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Wyoming revenues outpace projections

CHEYENNE - Wyoming saw more money pour into state coffers in the fiscal year that ended in June than state analysts had predicted.

September 21, 2011 5:21 pmLoading…
Expanded drilling, protection of Absaroka Front, among Mead's comments on Bighorn Basin plan

Expanded drilling, protection of Absaroka Front, among Mead's comments on Bighorn Basin plan

CODY, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is calling for more oil and gas development in the Bighorn Basin and is asking the Bureau of Land Management to consider new drilling techniques as it prepares its management plan for the region.

September 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Proposed fracking rules raise red flags

A public hearing with statewide significance for decades to come will be held June 15 in Sidney. Called by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, the hearing will focus on proposed rules governing a practice known as hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” for short.

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Commissioners warn of 'war on the West' in meetings on BLM plan

GREYBULL, Wyo. — Big Horn County commissioners, energy industry officials and others gathered here Thursday night to present their views on a plan to manage public land across the Bighorn Basin.

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Wyoming joins challenge to federal wilderness rule

CHEYENNE  - Wyoming is seeking to join Utah and Alaska in challenging an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.

May 27, 2011 4:32 pmLoading…
Lobbying heats up on Bighorn Basin management plan

Lobbying heats up on Bighorn Basin management plan

CODY, Wyo. — The lobbying on both sides of a land management plan for the Bighorn Basin is gaining steam as the period for public commenting enters its second month.

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Columnist’s argument on energy was flawed

Robert J. Samuelson’s June 23 column made several assumptions: 1) offshore drilling is safe, 2) the economy and nature are at odds, and 3) little will change in American energy use over the next 50 years.

July 10, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

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