A coal plant in Craig, Colorado is closing, along with the mine that feeds it. All of the workers will lose their jobs over the next decade.
High natural gas prices in 2021 were a boon to coal. With gas prices expected to fall in 2022, coal demand is, too.
Wyoming is challenging the federal government over air quality regulations at Jim Bridger Power Plant. Unit 2 could shut down by May if a resolution isn't reached. No one wants to lose.
Two distinct visions for oil and gas cleave largely along party lines, with calls from the left to phase out oil and gas seeming to contradict right-wing plans to build around the fuels.
A decision is in for unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. And it’s not the news the state was hoping for.
A Biden administration defense of Trump-era coal policies in Montana and Wyoming sparked legal action by environmental groups this week arguing that a court order concerning climate change was being ignored.
PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1 shutdown.
Orphaned wells on federal land have proven hard to remedy.
While you're paying more at the pump, those high prices haven't translated to a boom for oil producers.
Montana's Tracy Stone-Manning, newly named to head the federal Bureau of Land Management has 250 million acres to run, and she knows how she wants to get that done.
With Kemmerer chosen as the site of TerraPower's next-generation nuclear reactor, things will move quickly — at least as nuclear projects go. But compared with the fanfare that surrounded this year’s two big announcements, 2022 is looking like a quieter year for Natrium.
Uranium Energy Corp, a mining and exploration company based in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced on Dec. 20 that it had acquired Uranium One Americas, a subsidiary of Russian-owned Uranium One. The company hopes to begin operating some of the undeveloped mines.
In a recent opinion published in The Hill, Erik Molvar, executive director of the Western Watersheds Project, questioned the merits of concentrating renewable energy projects on U.S. public lands. Unconvinced that the ease of such development outweighs the drawbacks, he fears that it could c…
Gov. Mark Gordon signed a temporary emergency suspension order Tuesday that allows unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant to continue operating for "at least four months" beyond the intended shut down date of New Year's Day.
In Wyoming, where oil and gas producers were still reeling from cratering demand amid last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns, the decision didn’t go over well.
The coal industry has had an unexpectedly good year.
On a recent winter afternoon the wind on this Eastern Montana plain was rising slowly like a tide, the cool dense air rolling in to replace what’s been warmed by daylight.
Wyoming committed this summer to an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that embraces clean energy without excluding coal, oil or natural gas.
While the U.S. saw its lowest annual workplace fatality count since 2013, Wyoming, which has one of the nation’s highest workplace fatality rates, saw its highest number since 2014.
BILLINGS — U.S. officials announced approval Tuesday of two large-scale solar projects in California and moved to open up public lands in other Western states to potential solar power development, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to counter climate change by shifting from fossil fuels.
If a fleet of next-generation nuclear reactors does join the U.S. electric grid within the next couple of decades, they’ll bring a new hurdle with them: fuel.
In a meeting with federal officials on Friday, Wyoming leaders made one thing clear: The state is not giving up on coal.
Like Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota -- both right-leaning coal states -- were not represented among the finalists. Some Wyoming leaders feel the omission was personal.
Wyoming’s nascent rare earth elements industry may be inching closer to commercialization.
After an energy company at the troubled Moneta Divide gas- and oilfield discharged more pollution than allowed under a 2020 permit, Wyoming is poised to change that permit to remove limits on, and monitoring of, some waste flows.