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CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming.  People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If — and how — the electricity the plant generated would...
CASPER — Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso has called repeatedly for uranium to be included in the federal ban on Russian energy imports. He introduced a bill in the Senate on Wednesday intended to keep Russian uranium out of U.S. reactors.  The succinct bill — it consists of two sentences beneath the...
A measure to clarify state and federal regulatory roles regarding TerraPower’s planned Natrium nuclear power plant passed a Senate committee Monday with no opposing votes. But members of the public highlighted several issues that remain largely unresolved in the bill. The Senate Minerals, Business...
Feds: We’ll find ‘right fit’ for Wyoming coal community grant proposals   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Wyoming communities bracing for coal production downturns and coal-fired power plant closures will receive support from assorted federal “revitalization” grant programs, despite being shut...
Experts weigh in on planned nuclear facility   By Kayne Pyatt Kemmerer Gazette Via Wyoming News Exchange   KEMMERER — The Wyoming Energy Authority and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources presented a recent webinar titled “Advanced Nuclear 101” to provide expert information and to...
Industry criticizes plan to tap oil reserves   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The federal government will pull oil from the country’s emergency stockpile in an effort to bring down stubbornly high fuel prices, the White House said Tuesday. Over the next...
FROM WYOFILE:  We’ve been here before: Wyoming nuclear project echoes of past   By Joel Funk, WyoFile.com   When state officials unveiled in June that a nuclear demonstration project is slated for Wyoming, they touted it as an advanced technology. But critics of the Natrium project say we’ve been...
Delegation bills aim to block moratorium   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s trio of delegates in Washington have introduced legislation to block the Biden administration from ordering a moratorium on new federal leases to energy companies. Three...
Feds: Laramie research nonprofit lied to get $500k in grants   By Ethan Sterenfeld Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The federal government is investigating the Western Research Institute, a Laramie-based nonprofit, for making false claims to win more than $500,000 in research...

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