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O&G companies urged to clean, reuse drilling muck

April 17, 2013

While Colorado's drilling boom produces record amounts of gas and oil, the multiplying wells also are bringing up far greater quantities of a salty, toxic liquid waste — 15 billion gallons a year.

If cleaned properly, all that liquid could become safe water to restore rivers, irrigate...

BLM won't appeal ruling forcing disclosure of Colo. leases

April 17, 2013

The Interior Department will not appeal a ruling by a federal court in Denver forcing the agency to disclose the names of companies that nominated lands for drilling in Colorado's North Fork Valley, a spokeswoman said.

The agency's Bureau of Land Management will submit the names of the...

As ozone increases, so do doctor visits for residents in Wyo. county

April 17, 2013

A new health study has found that spikes in ground-level ozone concentrations in a heavily drilled county in west-central Wyoming result in more people visiting doctor's offices with respiratory complaints.

The 32-page study, conducted primarily by researchers with the Centers for Disease...

Amid investigation, coal exports at record levels

April 17, 2013

From the time coal is scooped from the depths of the Spring Creek strip mine in Montana’s wide-open Powder River Basin until it travels more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to power plants in South Korea, the price can increase more than fivefold.

Mining companies, however, are...

EPA will delay rule limiting carbon emissions from new power plants

April 16, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it would delay issuance of a new rule limiting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from new power plants after the electric power industry objected on legal and technical grounds.

The rule, proposed a year ago and...

Navajo debate lease renewal for coal power plant

April 16, 2013

Navajo legislators in Arizona are considering an extension of their lease on a coal-fired power plant, sparking debate in the community.

The new 25-year lease would expire in 2044 and increase payments to the Navajo Nation from $3 million to more than $40 million annually.

But some...

Yellowstone gets donations to pay for projects

April 16, 2013

The Yellowstone Park Foundation is donating $600,000 for projects in Yellowstone National Park.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports in a story published Sunday the money will be used for 12 projects selected for this spring’s grant cycle.

Yellowstone National Park saw its budget...

Colo. county calls for appeal of BLM's Thompson Divide decision

April 15, 2013

Pitkin County commissioners are the first local government out of the gate with an administrative appeal of the recent U.S. Bureau of Land Management's lease-suspension decision concerning natural-gas drilling on public lands in the Thompson Divide area.

That same day, the BLM's Colorado...

Obama proposes royalty reform, boost in coal fees

April 15, 2013

President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget blueprint proposes for the first time a royalty on noncoal mining and a new industry fee to pay for cleanup efforts.

Obama for years has called for hardrock mining reform as a way to reduce the deficit and make sure taxpayers are not on the hook for...

Release of fracking rule 'imminent', says Interior head

April 12, 2013

Release of a revised rule for regulating hydraulic fracturing on public lands is "imminent," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in his final appearance before Congress as Interior secretary.

"I expect my successor will be announcing it in the very near future," Salazar told the House...

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