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Petroleum Association of Wyoming Joins Lawsuit Against Biden’s Energy Lockdown

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily The Petroleum Association of Wyoming is joining a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s moratorium on new oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands. PAW is joining the lawsuit originally...
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis on Thursday urged her colleagues to vote against the nomination Deb Haaland to Secretary of Interior.

Wyo. Sen. Lummis Continues in Opposition of Haaland Confirmation

The Senate voted Thursday to move forward with the confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to lead the Interior Department, bringing President Joe Biden’s nominee one step closer to becoming the nation’s first Native...
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Energy Update for March 12, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 3/5/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/26/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 3/6/2021 4,831 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 3/7/2020 4,189 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 40,950 Thousand...
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Lawmakers Focus Effort to Keep Coal Plants Burning

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers advanced a measure that would make it more difficult for utilities to retire coal-fired power plants in the state, but tabled legislation intended to ensure reliable electric service. The House Minerals, Business...
Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of Gillette was one of the last coal-fired power plants built in the U.S., commencing operations in 2011. The $1.35 billion power plant has a generating capacity of 385 megawatts. (Dustin Bleizeffer).

Lawmakers try new ways to block coal plant closures

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation, including one measure that would allow the state to possibly take over...
Congresswoman Deb Haaland speaks at a Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources hearing to consider her nomination to be the Secretary of the Interior Department Feb. 23, 2021.

Lummis, Daines Put Procedural Delay on Biden’s Nomination of Haaland

Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) and Steve Daines (R-Montana) on Tuesday announced that they will be putting a "hold" on President Joe Biden's nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) to serve as U.S. Secretary of the...
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Energy Update for March 5, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/26/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/19/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/27/2021 4,387 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/29/2020 4,439 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 36,119 Thousand...
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UW Analysis: Wyoming Could Lose $12.9B From Energy Moratorium

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming could lose $12.9 billion in tax revenue if the energy moratorium implemented by President Joe Biden isn’t lifted in a timely...
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Energy Update for Feb. 26, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/19/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/12/2021 $11.30 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/20/2021 3,637 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/22/2020 4,538 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 31,732 Thousand...

Local Legislators: More Cuts Are Coming

Dismal revenue projections for the state have spurred talks of creating additional revenue streams and cutting funding to education along with nearly every state provided program, Wyoming legislators said Wednesday.   During the 2021 Legislative Session, legislators are expected...