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53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

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.

January 23, 2013 4:40 pm Photos


U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

U.S. limits oil shale development in Rocky Mountains

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.

November 09, 2012 6:03 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Economists optimistic on U.S. energy future

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.

May 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Company pitches coal-to-gasoline plan to lawmakers

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.

February 11, 2012 4:25 pmLoading…

Barrasso offers oil and gas production bill

CHEYENNE - Sen. John Barrasso has introduced a bill that he says will remove barriers to U.S. onshore oil and natural gas production.

May 19, 2011 4:36 pmLoading…

U. S. Forest Service asked to allow drilling leases in Wyoming

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.

April 16, 2011 4:09 pmLoading…

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