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Public hearing uncovers complexities of proposed Jackalope Wind Energy Project

By Tracie Sullivan Rocket Miner  Via- Wyoming News Exchange ROCK SPRINGS – The public hearing in Sweetwater County on Wednesday provided little clarity on a proposed wind energy project, leaving more questions and underscoring the uncertainties ahead in a state…

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…

Complaints in coal country: Producers, state leaders frustrated with federal approval process

By Zak Sonntag Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming’s Black Butte Mine in January 2021 applied to add federal coal reserves at its Sweetwater County operations, which supplies the Jim Bridger Power Plant and a sizable share…

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Towns welcome second chance at nuclear plant

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – For the Wyoming towns not chosen to host a demonstration nuclear reactor, word that they’re back in the running for a new wave of plants came sooner than expected….

Report: power plants polluting water

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups. Authored by the Environmental…

Debate extends beyond Bridger

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The dispute over pollution at the Jim Bridger Power Plant is complicating another set of air quality regulations. Wyoming committed more than a decade ago to installing costly emissions…

Governor Gordon Brokers Deal to Keep Jim Bridger Power Plant Open

 Agreement opens door to carbon capture units in Wyoming  CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today that an agreement has been reached with PacifiCorp and the State of Wyoming to keep Unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant operational…

Stakeholders hint at deal to avoid Jim Bridger plant shutdown

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com Stakeholders are working behind the scenes to strike a compromise that avoids a federal shutdown of two coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant, according to parties involved. Hundreds of jobs — and the air…

Showdown over regional haze could shut down coal unit

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com PacifiCorp could be forced to shut down one of four coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant at year’s end unless it is granted more time to comply with federal haze standards, according to landowner…

Man killed in crash near Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A 23-year-old Rock Springs man died Wednesday in a crash east of Rock Springs on County Road 15 that leads to Jim Bridger Power Plant. Chad S. Collard died from injuries he received after the vehicle…