Peninsula Energy Shares Surge on Securing Permit to Mine Amendment Approval for Lance Projects

(Proactive Investors, March 21) – Peninsula Energy Ltd (ASX:PEN) has achieved a major milestone in the regulatory approval process for the use of low pH solutions at the Lance Uranium Projects in Wyoming. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Strata Energy Inc, has received formal approval from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) of the Permit to […]

Uranium Company Proposes Shirley Basin Revival

(Laramie Daily Boomerang, March 21) – A uranium company is proposing to re-open the uranium mines in Shirley Basin. Ur-Energy’s Shirley Basin reserves lie directly between Rock River and Casper. The site is about an hour drive from both municipalities. During Shirley Basin’s hey-day from the 1960s to the 1990s, the mining site produced 51 […]

Acosta Tours NARM, Touts Safety, Job Growth

(Gillette News Record, March 19) – U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has a saying that he likes to use. “A picture is worth a thousand words, but being on the ground is worth a thousand pictures.” Enzi used that phrase as a reason why it was so important to have U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta […]

US Signs Off on Wyoming Uranium Mine Expansion

(Associated Press, March 19) – The U.S. government approved plans Tuesday to expand a Wyoming uranium mine while it considers a proposed new mine by the same developer not far away. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will allow Littleton, Colorado-based Ur-Energy to more than double the surface area of its Lost Creek Mine while […]

Wyoming Lawmakers Plan To Fight Upcoming Climate Change Push

(Wyoming Public Media, November 16) – Democrats preparing to take over control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January are gunning for major battles on climate change and energy issues, which could hurt the economic gains witnessed in Wyoming this Trump-energy-era. Liz Cheney, the state’s lone member of the House, is now following her […]

DOE Office Will Fund R&D for ‘Coal Plant of the Future’

(Power Magazine, November 14) – The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week said it will fund research and development (R&D) efforts “that will advance first-of-a-kind coal generation technologies.” The FE on November 13 said its Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) program “will develop the coal plant of […]

BARRASSO: New EPA Plan Puts States in the Driver’s Seat

(USA Today, August 21) – The Obama administration abused environmental laws by issuing punishing regulations. It tried to transform the energy sector by declaring war on coal. My home state of Wyoming felt the effects firsthand. Wyoming is America’s leading coal producer. Coal creates good paying jobs, helps communities grow, and provides affordable energy. Under the […]

Ciner Trona Mine Workers to Consider Unionizing

(Rock Springs Rocket-Miner, August 23) – About 300 Ciner Wyoming workers will consider whether to unionize with the United Steelworkers of America Local 13214. Votes will take place 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, United Steelworkers Organizer Bob Gooch said. Gooch said 292 people will be eligible to vote. […]

EPA Head Signs Proposal to Undo Restrictions on Coal Plants

(Wall Street Journal, August 20) – The Trump administration moved to overturn Obama-era environmental rules on power-plant emissions, a long-telegraphed action designed to help coal-burning plants compete with natural gas and other cleaner alternatives as a national energy source. Andrew Wheeler, President Trump’s acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday signed a proposal to scrap environmental restrictions on […]

WMA Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Wyoming Mining Association Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal CHEYENNE – Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) executive director Travis Deti released the following statement regarding the proposed replacement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). “At first glance, the CPP replacement proposal is definitely a step in a much better direction in increasing both […]