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 By Nicole Pollack    News    May 18, 2023

Study: Pollution causing Wyoming health issues

CASPER — Air pollution from oil and gas production is harming Wyomingites’ health, a new study says.  Researchers from Boston University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PSE Healthy Energy and the Environmental Defense Fund...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    April 6, 2023

Utility moves away from coal

CASPER – Wyoming’s largest utility doesn’t see much coal in its future.  By 2030, only two of Rocky Mountain Power’s 11 Wyoming coal-burning units will remain, according to the biennial Integrated Resource Plan it filed Friday with state...


Wyoming looks to grow its manufacturing sector

CASPER — Wyoming leaders are effectively laying the groundwork for manufacturing sector growth, but the state’s new industries and shifting workforce will need continued support in the years ahead, panelists said at an economic development event...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 18, 2022

Judge halts federal coal leasing

CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday. Just over a week after he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 18, 2022

Nuclear firm TerraPower raises $750M from investors

CASPER — TerraPower, the advanced nuclear developer planning to build a demonstration reactor in Kemmerer by 2028, announced Monday that it has raised $750 million from new private investments. The bulk of the funding came from Bill Gates, the...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 9, 2022

Bison eyed for Endangered Species Act protection

CASPER — Another iconic Yellowstone species is being considered again for Endangered Species Act protections. Threats to the park’s plains bison — including loss of habitat and migration routes as well as the spread of disease — are...


As closure nears, miners grapple with next steps

CASPER — With four weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...


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