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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

HELENA — Montana's congressional delegation is split on President Barack Obama's proposal to deal with climate change.

June 25, 2013 4:11 pm Related Loading…

Judge sides with feds in Montana oil lease dispute

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit from environmentalists who tried to block almost 80,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Montana in a bid to force companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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AG didn't advise Bullock in challenge to EPA rules

AG didn't advise Bullock in challenge to EPA rules

HELENA — The governor's office said Tuesday that it wasn't told that Republican state Attorney General Tim Fox would make Montana one of the states opposed to federal greenhouse gas emission rules.

May 28, 2013 5:27 pmLoading…
West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

West Virginia joins Montana, Kansas in fight over EPA greenhouse gas rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's governor and attorney general are joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal environmental rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

May 24, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…

Judge to settle oil leasing dispute in Montana

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.

May 24, 2013 5:27 pmLoading…

Gov. Mead: Don't examine global effects of coal

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking the White House to not evaluate the effects of greenhouse gases that would be emitted by exporting U.S. coal and burning it overseas.

April 26, 2013 3:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi backs bill for carbon dioxide capture credits

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi backs bill for carbon dioxide capture credits

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming U.S. senator is one of three legislators sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for companies to attain tax credits for capturing man-made carbon dioxide.

November 28, 2012 11:55 pm Photos

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CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

PITTSBURGH — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant opera…

August 16, 2012 6:58 pmLoading…

EPA to reduce new power plants' carbon pollution

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignoring protests from industry and Republicans who have said the regulation will raise electricity prices and kill off coal, the dominant U.S. energy source.

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Scientist says more, better conversation needed on climate change

Jason Blackstock was working in nanotechnology research for Hewlett-Packard when he realized that although he loved scientific research, he was more interested in figuring out how science affects the decisions society makes. After getting his doctorate, the Canadian-born physicist went to st…

February 18, 2012 7:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers want state regulation of gases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee on Saturday took the first step toward giving Wyoming control over the regulation of greenhouse gases in the state.

February 11, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
The power plant at Colstrip

The power plant at Colstrip

A new EPA report on global warming by facility released Wednesday shows that PPL Montana's Colstrip plant was the No. 8 producer of greenhouse gas in the U.S., with 17.1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. This is an aerial view of the plan from May 2003.

January 11, 2012 6:15 pmLoading…
EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

WASHINGTON -- The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants, including plants in Montana and Wyoming, are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.

January 11, 2012 1:05 pm Photos

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Some Wyoming lawmakers worried about CO2 cost

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. - Some Wyoming state lawmakers are questioning a project to store carbon dioxide underground near Rock Springs because of the steep cost of buying the greenhouse gas.

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Wendt to talk greenhouse gases in China

JACKSON, Wyo. - Former Wyoming U.S. House candidate David Wendt will be in China later this month to speak about that country's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Wyoming project will help CO2 storage research

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The drilling of a single 14,000-foot deep well in southwest Wyoming will go a long way toward proving whether the area and others like it across the U.S. can permanently store vast amounts of greenhouse gases underground.

May 04, 2011 12:35 pmLoading…

Wyoming senators favor ban on EPA climate rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi voted for a proposal to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling the gases blamed for global warming.

April 06, 2011 4:47 pmLoading…

Bozeman approves plan to reduce carbon footprint

BOZEMAN — The Bozeman City Commission has approved a plan meant to reduce the city's carbon footprint, including recommendations to charge a 5-cent fee for shoppers to use plastic bags and allow residents to opt out of receiving telephone directories.

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Montana House OKs plan to supersede EPA rules

HELENA — The Montana House wants to take control of greenhouse gas regulation from the federal government and curtail state mercury emission rules.

February 22, 2011 1:40 pmLoading…

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