Businesses are still feeling the effects of the overall energy industry decline, and this small shop is hopeful that regulations will change soon, and that the energy industry increases across the state to get people back to work, and also help the struggling businesses surrounding them.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission on April 12 approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020.
In support of the Administration’s priority to promote America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office released the environmental assessment for the Sweetwater Solar Energy Facility, opening a 15-day public comment period
An oil and gas company has withdrawn one of its three applications to pump hydraulic fracturing wastewater underground. EOG Resources withdrew an application to pump hydraulic fracturing wastewater into the Sussex Aquifer from sites near subdivisions in Laramie County.
Coal production in northeast Wyoming's Powder River Basin exceeded 300 million tons for the 17th time in the last 18 years in 2017. The region also saw its 7 billionth ton of coal mined during last year.
A number of Fortune 500 companies are driving the demand for renewable energy. A report by the Wind Energy Foundation details renewable energy commitments by large corporations willing to purchase 60 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025. That's about 110 conventional power plants.
CBS NewsChannel 5 has learned that at least 400 employees are being laid off by Chesapeake Energy Corp. Most of the layoffs will affect its Oklahoma City-based headquarters, with the remainder hitting offices in Wyoming, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, and Pennsylvania.
A Wyoming coal company is planning to export coal from its mine in Montana to power two new coal-fired plants in Japan. Cloud Peak Energy on Tuesday announced the agreement with Singapore-based JERA Trading to supply the coal over 30 to 40 months beginning at the end 2019.
U.S. officials say they misspoke when they recently announced their approval of a major coal mine expansion in Montana. The Interior Department plans to release a draft study of the expansion for public comment. The study is part of a process that typically takes several years and culminates with the coal being offered at auction.
A University of Wyoming professor made a trip to Capitol Hill to shine some light on research being done at the school. Coming from an energy rich state, Kipp Coddington says fossil fuel research can lead to a greener future.
Tuesday was a day of action on Capitol Hill in protest of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Activists and lawmakers gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to urge members of Congress to reject parts of the budget that would allow drilling in ANWR. While Alaska's senators argue for drilling as a revenue raiser, one tribe believes drilling in ANWR threatens their livelihood.
Some call it a dying industry, but there are lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are trying to keep it alive. Senators introduced legislation pushing for “clean coal” by getting industry leaders to cut down on carbon emissions. In an age of “going green,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) says the lifeblood of her state needs to do the same. Phil Smith from the United Mine Workers of America says this is something the industry needs to get on board with.