WASHINGTON — More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change.
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.
WASHINGTON — With so much talk these days of America’s decline, it may sound strange to ponder the prospects for an American economic boom a decade or so from now. But that’s the thrust of two new studies, which have me thinking like Dr. Pangloss, Voltaire’s caricature of optimism.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The head of a Texas company that plans to build a plant in Carbon County to turn coal into gasoline told state lawmakers Saturday that the project promises not only jobs and tax revenues but also would help the nation produce more energy domestically.
CHEYENNE - Sen. John Barrasso has introduced a bill that he says will remove barriers to U.S. onshore oil and natural gas production.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is asking the U.S. Forest Service to reconsider a decision not to allow drilling leases on nearly 70 square miles in the Wyoming Range.