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No new coal? Objections to Wyoming coal mine to be heard

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state regulatory board plans to consider whether Wyoming’s first major new coal mine in decades should proceed despite the objections of two landowners. A subsidiary of Lexington, Kentucky-based Ramaco seeks to develop the Brook Mine north of Sheridan. The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council on Wednesday will discuss a possible order allowing Brook Mining Company to ...

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Groundbreaking planned for Wyoming carbon-conversion lab

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others on Wednesday will formally kick off construction of a laboratory where researchers will test new technologies to make profitable use of carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired power plant. The goal isn’t just to prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere, but to offset the cost of doing so while providing ...

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Report: 34 killed on job in Wyoming in 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A higher-than-average number of workers died on the job in Wyoming last year. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said Tuesday 34 people died at work in Wyoming last year. That’s up from 26 in 2013 and close to the recent high of 35 fatalities in 2012. Wyoming has been averaging 30 deaths on the job since 2008. ...

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Gift boosts Wyoming energy research

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead and University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity announced a new corporate partnership Friday that will bolster UW’s research into oil and gas extraction. In a news conference at the State Capitol, Mead and McGinity said UW will receive $12 million in equipment from Oregon-based FEI, a scientific and technical instrument manufacturer. Mead said the state ...

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Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can’t compete with lower gasoline prices, an official says. The Wyoming Ethanol plant is located in Torrington, and the shutdown is expected to affect about 20 workers. Terry Oldfield, chief executive officer for Renova Energy, parent company of Wyoming Ethanol, said the plant will be going ...

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Wyoming energy plan being updated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The last of six statewide meetings has been held on Gov. Matt Mead’s plan to boost Wyoming’s energy sector and protect the state’s natural resources and an update to the plan is expected to be released early next year, according to an official in Mead’s office. The plan was originally released in 2013 and included 47 energy, ...

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Mead not ready to comment on methane plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he’s reviewing the Obama administration’s plan to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production. The administration wants to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. It issued a rule that would require energy producers to find and repair leaks at ...

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