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Nuclear waste bill defining state’s authority advances

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile A bill to clarify Wyoming’s permitting authority over TerraPower’s proposed Natrium nuclear plant in Kemmerer is advancing in the budget session with broad support, despite a row over future taxation. House Bill...

Wake up domestic energy production? Wyoming governor calls for ‘peace through strength’ amid Russia’s...

By Brendan Lachance, Oil City News CASPER, Wyo. — With Russia invading the Ukraine on Thursday, natural gas prices spiked and the price of oil temporarily surged to over $100 a barrel and some in Wyoming are...

Western states form coalition to establish clean hydrogen hub

By Robert Davis, The Center Square (The Center Square) – A coalition of four Mountain West states have come to an agreement to establish a regional hydrogen power hub, officials said on Thursday. The memorandum of understanding...

Lawmakers advance fossil-fuel royalty relief, CO2 liability

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers have relegated few energy bills to the cutting room floor so far this budget session as they continue to prioritize measures they hope will help prolong coal-fired power, initiate commercial-scale...
Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County commenced operations in 1977. Arch Coal shed $5 billion in debt before emerging from bankruptcy in 2016, making it one of the most financially resilient mine operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. (Dustin Bleizeffer)

Arch ends 2021 netting $226M, continues ‘pivot’ away from thermal production

Major PRB thermal coal player undergoing strategic shift towards exclusive metallurgical production A shift towards metallurgical markets could mean Powder River Basin coal is on its way out for Arch Resources, but not quite yet...

Despite uptick, record prices, Wyo coal’s outlook still grim

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming coal mines boosted production by 9% and added more than 200 employees in 2021, taking advantage of a rebounding economy and a competitive edge against rising natural gas prices while...
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Poll: Mountain West voters increasingly concerned about environmental issues

By Robert Davis, The Center Square (The Center Square) – Voters in the Mountain West region are becoming increasingly concerned about environmental issues in their states, according to a recent poll.  The "Conservation in the West" poll,...

Bills would shift CO2 storage liability to Wyo, force carbon capture

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers hope to expand the state’s legal and regulatory framework for advancing permanent underground carbon storage and encouraging carbon capture at existing coal-fired power plants with two new bills. Senate File...
Rocking machines for oil production in a private sector.

PAW: BLM’s failure to hold oil and gas lease sales deprives Wyoming of ~$47M...

By Brendan Lachance CASPER, Wyo. — The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) on Wednesday criticized the Bureau of Land Management under President Joe Biden for not holding oil and gas lease sales for five consecutive...

The high stakes of Wyoming’s electric power future

Column by Ronn Smith, WyoFile PacifiCorp recently released its 2021 Integrated Resource Plan, which forecasts future demand for power in the region and the sources of electrical energy PacifiCorp has determined will be necessary to meet...