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Gordon: Wyoming files additional lawsuit challenging new EPA rule

  CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that Wyoming has filed an additional lawsuit challenging a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) targeting the coal industry. Wyoming has joined West Virginia and Georgia, along with 19…

Wyoming leaders balk at new federal rules that put coal on the ropes.

By Zakary Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange The Biden Administration on Thursday imposed a sweeping new suite of environmental regulations including a requirement for coal-fired power plants to capture 90% of their greenhouse gas emissions by 2039, a big ask…

Oil continued to rise, natural gas continued decline in 2023, state report finds

  By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — While coal is still king in Campbell County, oil and gas are still the second and third largest contributors to the county’s economy, as far as taxable…

New data suggests renewable energy sources will outpace coal in 2024 

  By Zac Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — For a long time they said it would happen. And now they say it’s happening.  A new report shows that in the U.S. this year renewable electricity —…

Wyoming officials blame Biden for coal mine layoffs

  • At least 19 workers will be discharged at the Black Butte mine, flaming tensions with the Biden administration over coal permitting and climate policies.   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Wyoming leaders blame Biden administration coal policies as well…

Black Hills Energy to use Wyodak coal to research hydrogen generation

GILLETTE (WNE) — Black Hills Energy will be using Powder River Basin coal to research hydrogen generation. Black Hills Energy was recently awarded a grant from the Wyoming Energy Authority to conduct a feasibility analysis on hydrogen generation using coal…

Desire to save coal plants drives energy legislation

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com This session’s crop of consequential energy bills can largely be sorted into two categories: those aiming to bolster Wyoming’s fossil fuels industry and those erecting cautious sideboards for the expanding renewable energy sector. Legislation employed mechanisms…

Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s…

Cleaning up coal: UW researchers collaborate to demonstrate byproduct production

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE —For decades, coal has been king for Wyoming’s economy and America’s energy production. As political and economic climates continue to change toward more diverse electricity production and green energy,…

Wyoming coal prices soar

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Utilities are back in the market for coal. Powder River Basin coal is known for its stability. Over the last decade, even as the industry contracted, its weekly spot…