11.20.14

China to Place Limit on Coal Use in 2020

Last week, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced a joint pledge to cut or limit carbon dioxide emissions from his country. China said it would reach an emissions peak 'around 2030' and energy from sources other than fossil fuels would make up 20 percent of the total mix by that year. That announcement was praised by environmental advocates as a significant political move by the two nations

 

11.20.14

Gazette Opinion: Taking a closer look at Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

Seven Eastern Montana counties, from Phillips on the Canada border to Fallon at the South Dakota border, will see significant increases in their property tax bases from the pipeline. This is an area that has seen growing demand for local government services because of the Bakken oil boom, but tax revenues from the boom have not come close to covering extra costs for infrastructure and public safety. The pipeline will help pay for those costs

 

11.19.14

Shale Revolution: Opportunity To Jump-Start Economic Growth

Will the U.S. shale boom turn out to be a bust? The recent decline in oil prices has left some questioning whether it can be sustained.

 

11.19.14

See Who Voted For the Keystone Pipeline, and Who Didn't

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes on S.2280 ("A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.") November 18, 2014, 05:55 PM. YEAs: 59, NAYs: 41. Alphabetical by Senator Name:

 

11.17.14

Fracking Bans Enrage Coloradans Sitting on Energy Riches

Mineral owners left out of the energy boom in Colorado and other states are mobilizing to fight local fracking bans they say are depriving them of billions of dollars in oil and natural-gas royalties.

 

11.14.14

Republican-controlled House passes legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline

Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week

 

11.14.14

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up next

U.S. House approved legislation, 252-161, for the ninth time to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline

 

11.12.14

House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

The two lawmakers locked in the runoff contest, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), seized control of the congressional agenda Wednesday, extracting assurances from House and Senate leaders that votes will be held to bypass President Obama’s authority and authorize construction of the pipeline.

 

10.29.14

Short film gives viewers a tour of Pennsylvania's most drilled county

Bradford, PA County Commissioner Doug McLinko shows viewers the reality of hosting hydraulic fracturing operations.

 

10.22.14

New Poll Finds Americans, Montanans Concerned About Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

"EPA's push to implement one of the most complicated and costliest rules in history is creating real concerns across the country that should not be ignored," said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy President and CEO Karen Harbert. "This poll affirms what we're hearing from states, businesses and families that will be forced to comply. The EPA should heed these concerns and abandon its current approach, which will bring negative consequences for our entire economy with very little environmental benefit in return."