Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.
The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…
Last week the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, this one detailing the current and expected impacts from climate change. The report is the latest in a series of undeniable signals that the U.S. and the world will and must get serious about a…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and other water sources for pollution.
The minister of the Casper United Church of Christ said she voted for a resolution at her denomination's national convention to divest pension funds and investments from fossil fuel companies because of climate change concerns.
A federal judge will decide if almost 80,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Montana should be canceled after environmentalists sued over climate change worries.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Another major corporate gift from the oil-and-gas industry, this time from ExxonMobil, seeks to boost hydrocarbon deposit research at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources.
HELENA — Business groups turned out Wednesday to support a Republican senator’s bill to further reduce the state’s property tax on business equipment.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead received a nice surprise shortly after he was elected. It was Ultra Petroleum's $1 million gift toward construction of the University of Wyoming Energy Engineering Research Facility.
In a July 28 guest opinion, Charles Cashell bemoaned efforts to reduce coal mining and coal-fired energy. Cashell suggested that Americans should welcome coal as a source of cheap energy as well as employment. And he ends his essay by saying that “Best of all, everyone can afford it (coal).”
CHEYENNE — Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi are critical of federal pollution limits on new power plants.
Energy development in Montana is big news these days. Whether it is piping oil from the tar sands to Texas or pumping it from the Bakken oil field, many Montanans feel conflicted. While Big Oil offers revenue and jobs, it brings profound changes to Montana boom towns, and the hidden costs, b…
While the U.S. government throws money here and there at various forms of both alternative and conventional sources of energy, we are not developing a sensible and sustainable national energy policy.
Montana's Crow tribe and an Australian company on Friday renewed their bid to tap into the reservation's huge fossil fuel reserves, with a scaled-down proposal for a coal-to-liquids plant and the new pursuit of coal exports to Asia.
The Obama administration has proposed eliminating several federal tax breaks for the oil and natural gas industry. This raises an important question: Do tax incentives influence oil production? At a time of both record budget deficits and energy industry profits, both Montana and the federal…
Montana is an energy exporter, shipping coal, oil, gas and electricity to markets far beyond our state line. Here in Montana, we have higher energy needs than most Americans. We need fuel to keep us warm through the winter, and the great distances between communities in our great, big state …
HELENA — Montana legislators last week heard from an unlikely duo about how the United States must pursue renewable power and move away from fossil fuels: A retired U.S. Navy vice-admiral and a Marine Corps colonel.
HELENA — A Democratic state senator says lawmakers failed to come up with an updated energy policy proposal over the legislative interim because of Republicans' denial of climate change.
Cancer survivor, biologist, author and poet Sandra Steingraber plans to come to the heart of one of the nation's primary energy-producing regions Nov. 13 to call for an end to the production and use of fossil fuels.
As economic and budget challenges continue to mount in states across the West, some legislators are calling for greatly intensifying energy drilling and mining as a means to return to the days of past prosperity. Energy work can bring good jobs and other benefits to communities, and recent r…