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Wars Of Words On Coal, Climate; Industry, Environmentalists Comment On Leasing Moratorium

Tuesday marked the first of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's series of public comment sessions known as scoping meetings. A report on the comments will be published later this year.

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Courtesy, Peabody Energy
Courtesy, Peabody Energy
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UPDATE: Peabody, Arch Cut Nearly 480 Jobs At North Antelope, Black Thunder Mines

Peabody's Powder River Basin operations employ about 1,500 workers, leaving about 1,150 employed at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine after the announced reductions.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
Win McNamee, Getty Images
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BLM Seeks Help for Eagle Survey

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to help count bald eagles in the Powder River Basin.

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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BLM to Hold Lease Sale for 167M Tons of Coal

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to hold a lease sale for an estimated 167 million tons of coal in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images
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Drilling Boom in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin [AUDIO]

A drilling boom has made the Powder River Basin one of Wyoming's most productive areas for oil. Doug Randall Reports. Yellowstone National Park's visitation in July topped 812 thousand visitors, down from July of 2012. But Yellowstone officials say they changed the way they count visitors at the beginning of 2013, which may account for the decrease. Click  past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Casper Gas Processing Plant Closing

A natural gas processing facility in Casper is closing

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Wyoming Coal Production Down in 2012

An orange cloud that drifted over a part of Campbell County last week is nothing unusual.

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New Loan Program For Wyoming Child Care Providers [AUDIO]

A contractor has been killed in an accident at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin, Doug Randall reports. Licensed child care providers in Wyoming have a new loan program available form the Wyoming Business Council.

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http://kgab.com/files/2011/06/Wyoming-radio-news-am18.mp3">BLM Offers Lease Sale

Amy Richards has a report on a Bureau of Land Management coal lease sale that will offer the rights to mine an estimated 130 million tons of coal in the Powder River Basin later this summer. WYDOT District Engineer Jay Gould has released the state Transportation Improvement Plan project list for Laramie County. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy of WellDog)
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Wyoming Agencies Teams Up With Welldog

Several state agencies and WellDog announced  that they have initiated a pilot program to locate and qualify natural gas possibly overlooked by coalbed methane operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The agencies include the Wyoming State Geological Survey, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Wyoming Office of State Lands. The program involves using WellDog's GasSpotter technical services to locate and quantify gas in abandoned and distressed properties. They will also use the Wyoming State Geological Survey's isotope enrichment services to qualify whether or not the gas can be produced.

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