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Falling energy revenue likely to cause UW budget shortfall

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says falling energy revenues will likely cause a major budget shortfall for the University of Wyoming. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Mead predicts a $100 million to $200 million budget shortfall, which could stop large construction and maintenance projects at the university. Mead says funding requests outside of the standard budget will be seriously ...

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D60 energy savings up for vote

Pueblo City Schools (D60) Board of Education is scheduled to vote today on an addition to a contract with McKinstry to provide an energy savings program at four district schools. The board is scheduled to hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. in the Arapahoe Room of the Administrative Services Center, 315 W. 11th St. D60 has contracted with McKinstry ...

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Gov. Hickenlooper heading to Asia, Middle East

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is heading on a two-week trip to Asia and the Middle East to boost economic opportunities for Colorado. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1VA8jC2 ) Hickenlooper will be joined by 52 delegates from the state’s educational and business sectors during the trip, which begins Wednesday. The delegation will visit China, Japan, Turkey and Israel. The ...

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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary…but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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Ballot initiatives off table for fracking opponents

While local officials are pushing back against fracking expansion in Ashtabula County, a recent ruling takes at least one option off the table. Fracking opposition in four Ohio counties were dealt blows last month when it was ruled they wouldn’t be able to vote on county-level anti-fracking measures in November. In mid-August, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted invalidated three ...

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Bill aims to upgrade safety for materials sent by rail

MIAMISBURG — Chemical toxins such as chlorine gas, radioactive material or explosive crude oil hauled in puncture-prone train cars pass through the region virtually every day, yet authorities — including first-responders — are given little information about what deadly loads are in their midst. Usually, these materials travel without incident, but when they do not — when an accidental spill ...

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Fracking foes say Ohio elections chief exceeds his authority

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall are arguing that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues. In a filing Tuesday, residents in Fulton, Medina (meh-DY’-nuh) and Athens counties tell the Ohio Supreme Court that Husted was supposed to decide ...

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Environmentalists in Anchorage rally against Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Environmentalists rallied Monday against oil drilling in the Arctic, gathering at an Anchorage park near a climate change conference President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend later in the day. A few hundred people attended the two-hour rally, waving signs with such messages as “There is no plan B” and “We are making our earth sick.” The ...

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