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Peabody Energy Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri (Courtesy of Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons)

Peabody, Insurers Reach ‘First of its Kind’ Reclamation Deal

By James Marshall, Climatewire, E&E News Peabody Energy Corp. announced an agreement with insurers that guarantee mine reclamation today after a bond provider asked for collateral due to the coal company's "deteriorating" financial condition. Argonaut Insurance Co....
The 2015 explosion at Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Torrance, Calif., refinery. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Fire Department.)

EPA Won’t Require Cleanup Insurance for 3 Major Industries

By E.A. Crunden, Greenwire, E&E News EPA will not require three major industries to guarantee funding for toxic waste cleanups under federal Superfund law, finalizing a controversial rule in the last months of the Trump administration. The...
A dragline working at a Wyoming coal mine (H/t BLM Wyoming/Flick, Creative Commons)

How A Biden Presidency Could Impact Wyoming Energy

President-elect Joe Biden made some big promises that, if kept, could prove disastrous for the Wyoming energy economy, but it’s not likely to happen given the outcome of the election, one energy economist says. In...
President Trump at Podium. (H/t Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Biden Stumbles, Endangering Climate Action

By Adam Aton and Scott Waldman, Climatewire, E&E News Democrats dreamed that the 2020 election would deliver them a broad mandate to kick-start decarbonization across every sector of the economy. They woke up this morning with smaller hopes. Though...

State’s Revenues ‘Deeply Concerning,’ Gov. Gordon Says

Governor Mark Gordon urged legislators Monday to work with him to lower state spending after a newly published report predicted ongoing revenue deficits for the state’s oil, natural gas and coal industries. Managing the state’s...

Gov. Gordon Allots $15 Million More to Revive Energy Industry

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced last week his plans to increase funding for the Energy Rebound Program up to $30 million, translating to more projects and jobs in the Wyoming energy industry over the...
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State Scrambles to Secure Mines, Help Miners as Company Walks

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Tuesday laid bare the chaos left by Blackjewel LLC’s sudden shuttering of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Campbell County. State officials, caught flat-footed by the capricious move, scrambled to...
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Oil Prices Predicted to Increase in 2021, Report Says

Pandemic stricken oil and gas prices could rise this coming year as virus-related shutdowns are predicted to come to an end, according to analysts at Wood Mackenzie, a global energy, renewables and mining research...
The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (H/t  Drums600/Wikimedia, Creative Commons)

Close Most Fossil Fuel Plants by 2035? No Problem, Study Says

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News If the United States follows through with President-elect Joe Biden's plan to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035, most power plants will need to stop burning fossil fuels. While some experts...
A coal seam at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in Campbell County, Wyo. is pictured. (H/t BLM Wyoming/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Interior Finalizes Rule Easing Off Coal Oversight

By James Marshall, E&E News PM, E&E News The Interior Department finalized a rule today that could curb oversight of state coal mine regulators. Ten-day notices are a key enforcement tool the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation...