Obama administration http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-congressional-delegation-believes-new-epa-rules-will-devastate-economy <p>This week the EPA unveiled a new rule to drastically cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants. While Wyoming Republicans say it will devastate the economy, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some experts say their outdated thinking has set the state back in the new energy economy.&nbsp;</p><p>The White House isn't waiting around for this Congress to help it tackle climate change. The new EPA rule will require Wyoming to slash it's carbon emissions by 19 percent. Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says the state's energy producers are worried.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:38:36 +0000 Matt Laslo 59477 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy EPA Carbon Regs Leave Wyoming Out In The Cold...Or Do They? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/epa-carbon-regs-leave-wyoming-out-coldor-do-they <p>It didn't take long after the Obama administration unveiled new rules this week regulating carbon emissions from power plants for people to start naming winners and losers. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producing state, and a huge coal consumer, was immediately billed as a loser.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:28:12 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59476 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org EPA Carbon Regs Leave Wyoming Out In The Cold...Or Do They? New Greenhouse Gas Regulations Target Power Plants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-greenhouse-gas-regulations-target-power-plants <p>The predicted effects of&nbsp;continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at current rates&nbsp;range from dramatic sea level rise to extreme weather to famine and drought. Power plants are among the largest carbon dioxide emitters, and on June 2, the Obama administration is scheduled to release new rules regulating those emissions. Utilities and trade groups are already warning those rules will have some dire consequences of their own.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:52:21 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59130 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Greenhouse Gas Regulations Target Power Plants Dick Cheney praises energy industry in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dick-cheney-praises-energy-industry-wyoming <p>Former Vice President Dick Cheney addressed attendees at the 17<sup>th</sup> annual Wyoming Oil and Gas Fair Thursday.<br><br>During his speech he praised the industry for helping reduce U.S. reliance on foreign energy, while condemning the Obama administration’s withdrawal from the Middle East.<br><br>Discussing hydraulic fracturing and other advances in oil and gas extraction, Cheney said he was impressed by how far the industry has come since he was at Halliburton, but warned it will continue to contend with a “war on fossil fuels.”<br> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:27:59 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47195 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dick Cheney praises energy industry in Wyoming Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/analysis-coal-weakening-without-help-epa <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Coal is weakening its dominion over the energy market, and according to a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, new EPA regulations are not to blame.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming lawmakers including Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis have pointed to what they call President Obama’s war on coal as the reason for declining coal production.</p><p></p><p>But David Schlissel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis -- who led the presentation -- says other factors are responsible.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:38:51 +0000 Irina Zhorov 36902 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/four-more-years-what-second-obama-administration-could-mean-energy-wyoming <p>Many fossil fuel developers campaigned against President Obama this election season, fearing the effect of regulations and other restrictions on their industry, while environmental activists called for four more years. Now that Mr. Obama has won a second term, Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with some stakeholders about what that could mean for the energy industry in Wyoming.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:28:40 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32931 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming