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2 utilities interested in hosting Wyoming CO2 lab

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two electric utilities say they're interested in hosting a proposed lab to test out carbon-capture technologies at a working power plant in Wyoming.

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Environmentalists call for 'do-over' on management plan

A coalition of environmentalists and landowners is calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to rewrite its proposed management plan for federal lands around Buffalo, arguing that the current draft would roll back protections aimed at preventing oil and gas development on areas unsuitabl…

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page 2 swing

page 2 swing

Swinging teaches children about phsyics and is still the most popular outdoor element to your child's swing set.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
HMF62214 Accent Art

HMF62214 Accent Art

To run the air conditioning unit most efficiently, set the thermostat at the same temperature all day, varying only by a few degrees at night, if at all, and avoid large temperature changes because the cooling system cannot "keep up." The lesser the difference between indoor and outdoor temp…

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Engineering group raises issues with NorthWestern dams purchase

Engineering group raises issues with NorthWestern dams purchase

GREAT FALLS — A consulting company hired to evaluate NorthWestern Energy’s planned $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams has questioned whether the proposal budgets enough money for operations and maintenance of the structures.

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Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.

June 14, 2014 9:02 pmLoading…

Interior seeks $533,520 penalty from Wyoming gas developer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty against a gas developer the agency said failed to report production on federal leases in northeast Wyoming.

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Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke took issue Thursday with elements of the energy plan proposed by his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.

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Democratic House candidate Lewis presents energy plan

Democratic House candidate Lewis presents energy plan

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis released a plan Thursday to spark a discussion on energy and jobs in Montana.

June 12, 2014 2:00 pm Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Energy jobs, health matter in writing emissions rules

Gazette opinion: Energy jobs, health matter in writing emissions rules

Like most “major” announcements coming out of Washington, D.C., the new rules on carbon dioxide emissions are more smoke than fire.

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UW gets $5 million from Hess Corporation

UW gets $5 million from Hess Corporation

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Energy exploration and production company Hess Corp. has contributed another $5 million to support oil and gas research at the University of Wyoming.

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Proponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have complained that election-year politics is behind President Barack Obama’s recent decision to hold off on approval of the $5.4 billion project.

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A network of wellheads dot the landscape

A network of wellheads dot the landscape

A network of wellheads dot the landscape Dec. 9, 2013, at UR Energy’s Lost Creek uranium project in Sweetwater County, Wyo.

May 28, 2014 5:49 pm
Big Sky Economic Development: Even with economy on the move, we have to plan to grow

Big Sky Economic Development: Even with economy on the move, we have to plan to grow

As Yellowstone County continues its positive growth pattern, one might think that in such good economic times — a large number of business expansions, strong job creation, and great private investment — now is the time to step back and just let things happen. Well, I would argue that we bett…

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Gazette opinion: Another frustrating delay on Keystone XL

President Obama did no favors for Montana Democrats when he again delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Gov. Steve Bullock, Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh, all Democrats, protested the delay and repeated their calls to build the oil pipeline from Canada. Republican Rep. Steve Dain…

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NorthWestern Energy to build new headquarters in Butte

NorthWestern Energy to build new headquarters in Butte

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy has an agreement to build a new $23 million Montana headquarters building in Butte.

April 04, 2014 11:40 amLoading…
Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Oil-and-gas production from unconventional sources such as the prolific Bakken shale has exploded, and the U.S. now produces more oil than it imports.

April 03, 2014 4:38 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana should meet world's energy needs

This year’s frigid temperatures have been a stark reminder of the importance of reliable and affordable electricity for families in Montana and across the nation. For many, the electricity that heats homes and keeps the lights on comes from coal produced here in southeast Montana.

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Keystone XL touted as key factor in energy security

Keystone XL touted as key factor in energy security

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline was touted Tuesday as a key factor in the nation’s efforts to obtain secure energy resources and improve national security.

April 01, 2014 5:09 pm Photos

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