Top News & Analysis Wyoming

  • March 20- A U.S. judge blocked drilling on more than 300,000 acres of federal land in Wyoming, saying officials in their environmental analyses failed to adequately consider the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing. The ruling, by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Rudolph Contreras, was issued late on Tuesday, according to court...

  • JUDGE BLOCKS DRILLING, ORDERS FURTHER ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW ON 282 OIL AND GAS LEASES IN WYOMING- COURT DOC.

  • The new rules, announced by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management, fits within the Trump administration's broader plan to increase energy production on federal lands by loosening environmental regulations. They include California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota opted out of amending...

  • Feb 7- Portions of TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline and Enbridge's Platte pipeline remained shut on Thursday for investigation of a leak in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, officials said. TransCanada shut the Keystone pipeline down on Wednesday between Steele City, Nebraska and Patoka, Illinois and dispatched crews to assess the situation, company...

  • More than half the total U.S. oil rigs are in the Permian Basin, the country's biggest shale oil formation. Drillers added 2 rigs in the Niobrara shale in Colorado and Wyoming, bringing the total there up to 30, the most since Sept. 2017, and three rigs in Williston in North Dakota and Montana, bringing the total up to 56.. Crude futures were trading around $49 a barrel...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The funeral of President George H.W. Bush got underway on Wednesday, with U.S. and foreign dignitaries gathered to commemorate the life of a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and former head of the CIA who went on to represent an era of civility in U.S. politics. "You'll see a lot of joy," said Ron Kaufman, Bush's White House political director in his...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Former President George H.W. Bush's full life and decades of public service will be celebrated on Wednesday at a funeral expected to celebrate what many Americans recall as an era of less contentious politics. "You'll see a lot of joy," said Ron Kaufman, Bush's White House political director in his unsuccessful re-election campaign in 1992. "...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Former President George H.W. Bush's full life and decades of public service will be celebrated on Wednesday at a funeral expected to be a remembrance of an era that many Americans recall as a time of less contentious politics. "You'll see a lot of joy," said Ron Kaufman, who was George H.W. Bush's White House political director in his unsuccessful...

  • Bush's son, former President George W. Bush, will deliver a eulogy, along with former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, retired Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson and presidential biographer and former journalist Jon Meacham. "You'll see a lot of joy," said Ron Kaufman, who was George H.W. Bush's White House political director in his unsuccessful...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge on Tuesday to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop exempting small refineries from renewable fuel laws until a lawsuit challenging the agency's actions is resolved. The EPA's decision, first reported by Reuters, lowers statutory renewable fuel mandates without...

  • Oct 15- President Donald Trump's administration is considering using West Coast military facilities to export coal and natural gas to Asia, according to an Associated Press report on Monday, citing U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The move would help fossil fuel producers ship their products to Asia and circumvent environmental concerns in...

  • Urbandale is outside of Des Moines, Iowa

    In a few places, GOBankingRates reports, "middle-income families continue to thrive."

  • Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 24, 2018.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he expects a slow but steady diet of interest rate increases to continue as the central bank looks to find the right recipe between promoting growth and controlling excesses.

  • Loretta Mester at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester also raises her outlook for the economy and gross domestic product for 2018.

  • A 23-year-old works at his desk at Rally Software Development in Boulder, Colorado. 

    Millennials aren't just flocking to the biggest cities like New York and L.A. They're willing to take a chance on smaller cities like Denver and Austin that offer them the quality of life they're looking for, the Financial Times reports. The question now is: Where is the next Colorado?

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    But for now, the Treasury secretary says, "We're focused on a new NAFTA that would go through Congress."

  • Wyoming passes blockchain bills to lure crypto business

    Wyoming State Rep. Tyler Lindholm discusses why his state has passed five bills aimed at attracting crypto-related businesses like cryptocurrency miners to the state.

  • Elephant in crosshairs

    The Trump administration has quietly decided once again to allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport.

  • Job seekers job fair

    First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 250,000 in the most recent week, down from the 261,000 claims reported for the prior week.

  • The best cities for retirement in states with no income tax

    There are seven states with no personal income taxes on wages, earnings or investment income.