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Coal gasification project headed to Wyoming council
An Australian company's plans to experiment in Wyoming with turning coal into gas without removing the coal from the ground are headed before a state review panel amid concerns the project could contaminate groundwater.
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North Dakota power cooperative to buy power from two new wind farms
Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative has signed agreements to buy the electricity produced by two new wind farms in western North Dakota.
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State, feds to seek damages from Yellowstone River Exxon spill
After two years of review, Montana and federal officials notified Exxon Mobil Corp. that they intend to seek damages for injuries to birds, fish and other natural resources from a major crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River.
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Environmentalists attempt to block oil, gas drilling in key Wyoming sage grouse area
Three environmental groups petitioned the federal government Monday to block new oil and gas development in an area of key sage grouse habitat near Douglas Wyoming.
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Groundwater testing near oil and gas wells: how much data is enough?
The governor's office and industry hope the proposal to test water quality at oil and gas wells before and after drilling will answer some of the questions surrounding groundwater contamination near oil and gas development.
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Mining giant to protect land north of Glacier park
Canadian mining giant Teck Resources has purchased land in the Elk and Flathead river valleys from Tembec Inc. to preserve wildlife and fish habitat.
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Prizes for Utah hunters who use non-lead bullets or turn in gut piles
In order to help restore condor populations that are at risk from lead poisoning from eating gut piles of animals killed by hunters, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is offering a new incentive program to hunters.
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An Inside look at harnessing the wind in Wyoming
On a recent Saturday, about 50 people gathered in Laramie for a day-long renewable energy tour, including a visit to the 66-turbine High Plains wind farm, near Rock River.
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Environmental groups worry Buffalo, WY plan would allow development in non-reclaimable areas
Some environmental groups have concerns about a land use plan that the Bureau of Land Management has drafted for the Buffalo area.
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