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  • Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of California, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah following days of snowfall and cold. California, where a five-year drought has triggered dozens of wildfires, was bracing for floods after heavy rainfall earlier in the week. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which provides a critical source of water for California...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 23- Peabody Energy Corp failed to explain how it will cover future mine cleanup costs in a reorganization plan filed late Thursday, triggering concerns over the company's use of "self-bonds." Howard Learner, executive director of the Chicago- based Environmental Law& Policy Center, said the reorganization plan dodged the issue of self-bonding,...

  • Coal is loaded into a truck at the Jim Bridger Mine, owned by energy firm PacifiCorp and the Idaho Power Company, outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming.

    Cheap, low-sulfur coal from one state feeds the West, but the region is shifting to natural gas and renewable energy.

  • The unit, whose onshore operations span five states- Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming- and seven oil and gas basins, has average daily net production of about 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent. Denver is a logical- and strategic- place for us to be and a natural fit for our business, " BP Lower 48 Chief Executive David Lawler said. A number of employees from...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 13- Roughly a third of the more than 3,000 barrels of oil that spilled into a North Dakota creek following a pipeline leak last week has been recovered, a local official said on Tuesday. An estimated 4,200 barrels of oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline on a hill just above the Ash Coulee Creek, and an estimated 3,100 barrels made it into the water,...

  • The primary disputes in Friday afternoon's testimony were whether traditional Medicare, which is managed by the government, competes with Medicare Advantage, run by insurers, and whether Aetna pulled out of some public Obamacare exchanges out of anger after the department filed its lawsuit. The government has shown that once a person signs up for Medicare...

  • Before dawn, Rick Velasquez shovels fresh snow during a winter storm in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

    The arctic blast has blanketed the Rockies and Plains with subzero temperatures, NBC News reports.

  • Nov 21- Smithfield Foods said it would buy parent of the Farmer John and Saag's Specialty Meats brands, and farm operations in three U.S. states from Hormel Foods Corp for $145 million in cash. Smithfield will buy Clougherty Packing as well as hog farm operations under PFFJ, or Pigs for Farmer John, in California, Arizona and Wyoming, expanding its supply chain in the...

  • Nov 21- Smithfield Foods said it would buy Farmer John and Saag's Specialty Meats brands, and farm operations in three U.S. states from Hormel Foods Corp for $145 million in cash. Smithfield will buy Clougherty Packing, the owner of Farmer John and Saag's, as well as hog farm operations in California, Arizona and Wyoming, expanding its supply chain in the United...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- The first blizzard of the season in the continental United States was due to bring heavy snowfall and howling winds on Thursday as it moved northeast from the Rocky Mountains into the northern Plains. The National Weather Service warned of poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour as rainfall...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Interior Department finalized rules on Tuesday aimed at preventing methane leaks from oil and gas production on federal and tribal lands, one of the last major Obama administration rules aimed at fighting climate change. Interior's Bureau of Land Management said on Tuesday the rule, updating 30- year-old regulations that govern...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • LONDON, Nov 10- Donald Trump's election has thrown an apparent lifeline to beleaguered coal producers but he may not be able to do much to revive the fortunes of the industry. The U.S. coal industry has been a victim of the shale revolution and the enormous quantities of cheap gas that have been unleashed by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

  • LONDON, Nov 10- Donald Trump's election has thrown an apparent lifeline to beleaguered coal producers but he may not be able to do much to revive the fortunes of the industry. The U.S. coal industry has been a victim of the shale revolution and the enormous quantities of cheap gas that have been unleashed by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won over the U.S. coal industry by promising to revive the downtrodden sector and scrap regulations if elected. But the industry has a Plan B if the New York businessman loses to his more green-minded Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: carbon capture and storage, a technology that...

  • TORONTO, Oct 14- Freeport-McMoRan said on Friday it will sell onshore California oil and gas assets to Sentinel Peak Resources California for up to $742 million, part of a push by the world's biggest listed copper miner to reduce its multi-billion dollar debt. Under the transaction with private energy company Sentinel Peak, Freeport said it will receive $592...

  • Oct 14- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's biggest publicly listed copper miner, said it would sell its onshore California oil and gas assets to Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC for up to $742 million, as part of its strategy to cut debt. The company's production in California, including onshore and offshore assets, was 13.46 million barrels of oil...

  • Findings that the biggest changes were in the Upper Mississippi Valley, northern Great Plains and New England could help focus resources in dealing with a changing climate, said Stacey Archfield, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and one of the study's authors. In weighing the impact climate change is having on flooding, researchers from the Geological...