Energy and Natural Resources Reporter
Camille Erickson covers the state's energy industries. She received her master's degree at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Before moving to Casper in 2019, she reported on business and labor in Minneapolis, Chicago and Washington.
Following repeated challenges from Sen. John Barrasso, the Interior secretary nominee reiterated her commitment to "strike a balance" between natural resources extraction, conservation and trust responsibilities.
The federal government will give coal operator Eagle Specialty Materials 10 years to pay off a portion of the debts left behind by previous owners of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines.
Sen. Barrasso outlined a string of concerns he had with the nominee's appointment, including Rep. Haaland's previous statements against fracking and pipeline development.
Supporters cited Rep. Deb Haaland's legacy of protecting federal public lands and honoring Native American treaty rights, as reasons to back her appointment.
The new deal will mean about two dozen union workers could be rehired to complete reclamation, or cleanup, at the company's Decker coal mine near the Montana border.
In a moment when some Wyoming residents are still hesitant to get the vaccine, companies will likely play a critical role in the Wyoming’s mass vaccination campaign.
"I am very concerned about companies making choices in the coming weeks and months to move assets out of Wyoming and into other states with less federal land," Gov. Mark Gordon stated.
It's true: Some wind turbines did ice up. But Texas utility companies recorded failures across a suite of fuel sources, both fossil fuels and renewables.
The BLM is seeking public input on its plan to help protect non-eagle raptors if oil and gas operators decide to drill year-round.