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Lawmakers agree to put off budget cut discussions (April 23, 2013)

Top Wyoming lawmakers have agreed to put off talks of budget cuts. This year, state agencies cut an average of 6.5 percent from their budgets to meet a shortfall. Then lawmakers announced plans to require agencies to propose another round … Continue reading

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Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming (November 16, 2012)

Wyoming’s economy is enormously dependent on the energy industry. The state produces the most coal in the country, and natural gas production flourishes here. Before the 2012 election, industry leaders warned that re-electing President Obama could cripple the state’s economy… … Continue reading

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The Science of Syngas (February 10, 2012)

This story was part of an episode of Open Spaces that centered around a coal-to-gasoline plant proposed to be built in the state. My colleagues looked into funding and environmental impact, but I was curious about how the coal-to-gas process … Continue reading

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WyoFile investigator tells WPR about “accounting irregularities” related to Two Elk project (April 19, 2013)

I’ve been reporting on the decade-and-a-half series delays in building the Two Elk Energy Park in Northeastern Wyoming. It’s just one of many state-backed projects meant to get better use out of the low-grade coal produced here that has yet … Continue reading

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Rep. Lummis appointed to US House Subcommittee on Energy (January 11, 2013)

Host Intro: Wyoming’s Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis has been appointed to chair the U.S. House of Representatives’ Science Subcommittee on Energy. The subcommittee will oversee energy research, development and demonstration projects. Lummis spoke with Rebecca Martinez from the Capitol press room in … Continue reading

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