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CASPER — Coal plant retirements in Wyoming and other Colorado River Basin states offer communities in the parched West a rare opportunity to reallocate their water resources, researchers at Arizona State University announced Monday.  A first-of-its-kind report found that 37 coal facilities in the...
CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups.  Authored by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, the report ranks the Naughton and Jim Bridger power plants — both located in...
CASPER — Amid a lull in new efforts to harness Wyoming’s powerful winds, several projects approved in recent years have since been completed.  The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has greenlit 10 planned wind farms over the last five years, excluding expansions: four in 2018, four in 2019, one in...
Stakeholders hint at deal to avoid Jim Bridger plant shutdown   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Stakeholders are working behind the scenes to strike a compromise that avoids a federal shutdown of two coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant, according to parties involved.  Hundreds of...
Rocky Mountain Power looks at hydropower unit near Glenrock   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Another company is eyeing pumped storage hydropower in Wyoming. This one is a household name. Rocky Mountain Power, the state’s largest utility, applied in...

The residents and leaders of Kemmerer, population 2,800, are preparing for the construction of a next-generation nuclear power plant near their community. A coal-fired plant near Kemmerer has been selected as the site for the Natrium reactor demonstration plant. (Photo by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com)

Kemmerer’s locals, leaders eye transition to nuclear-power boom town   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   KEMMERER — A relic of 1950s-era motor lodges, the Antler Motel in the heart of Kemmerer rarely has to light its “no vacancy” sign, though customer traffic is steady during the summer tourist...
Federal, state officials spar over Bridger   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer.  State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to...
PacifiCorp continues to run coal unit with federal approval in limbo   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1...
Albany County mulls 129-turbine wind project   By Eve Newman Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Following a public hearing for the proposed Rock Creek Wind Project this week, the Albany County Board of Commissioners has 45 days to make a decision about whether to approve its...
Showdown over regional haze could shut down coal unit   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   PacifiCorp could be forced to shut down one of four coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant at year’s end unless it is granted more time to comply with federal haze standards, according to...

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