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  • CHICAGO, April 18- Taxpayer actions in response to sweeping federal tax changes passed by the U.S. Congress late last year will likely force states that tax personal income to tear up their revenue forecasts and start again. "There's so much going on with this tax act that states are having a difficult thing figuring out what's going on," said Ron Alt, senior manager...

  • BOISE, Idaho— U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest' s energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior's approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway West project proposed a decade ago by the Idaho Power and Rocky...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- A bipartisan group of senators from U.S. farm states pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to stop issuing hardship waivers from the nation's biofuels laws to refiners and to name the companies that already have them. The EPA has provided more than two dozen hardship waivers to refineries in recent months- exempting them...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added three rigs, Oklahoma gained two while Colorado, Louisiana and Ohio each added one. Kansas, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one rig. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • BERLIN— The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said Friday. Karl-Erivan Haub, the 58- year-old heir to the Tengelmann retail empire, was training for a ski mountaineering race when he disappeared under Switzerland's famous Matterhorn peak, located on the southern border...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns. The Senate confirmed Wheeler Thursday 53-45. Three Democrats— Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe...

  • BERLIN— Swiss rescue teams held out hope Wednesday that there was still a chance of finding a German billionaire alive even though he has been missing in the Alps for days, but admitted the likelihood of his survival was diminishing rapidly. Karl-Erivan Haub, the 58- year-old heir to the Tengelmann retail empire, was training for a ski mountaineering race when he...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The finalists announced Monday— from India, China, Scotland, Canada and the U.S.— will collect $5 million in prize money, or $500,000 apiece. But the competition is more about inspiring than...

  • Reuters reported this week that EPA had given Andeavor- one of the nations largest refining firms- the exemption for three of its refineries that fall under the 75,000- bpd standard. The EPA also recently gave waivers from the RFS to more than two dozen refineries for 2017- about triple the number granted in previous years. Such exemptions free refiners from the...

  • 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.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday he has postponed a second federal oil and gas lease sale planned for March in less than a week in response to local opposition to the possibility of drilling near national parks and monuments. Zinke said the Interior's Bureau of Land Management will remove 17,300 acres out of the planned March 13 sale of 63,496 acres...

  • Zinke took to Twitter to announce the Interior's Bureau of Land Management will remove 17,300 acres out of the planned March 13 sale of 63,496 acres of federal land for oil and gas leases near the tourist city of Livingston, Montana, which is a gateway to the Yellowstone National Park. "After talking with residents and local, state and federal officials, we have...

  • "Firms are extraordinarily unwilling to part company with workers reflecting, in all likelihood, the difficulty of replacing them," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Feb. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • The company, which is selling assets worth $2 billion to $3 billion, said it expects production to rise by about 3 percent in 2018 after adjusting for asset sales. While that growth rate is the same as last year, it will come off a planned capital budget of $1.96 billion to $2.38 billion for 2018, which at the mid-point is 12 percent lower than last year.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Lawmakers in coal-producing Utah and Wyoming, faced by a shrinking market for the fuel, this week introduced laws to fund legal challenges in California and Washington of policies that they believe hurt coal sales. A Utah lawmaker on Monday proposed allocating $2 million to cover legal fees to private attorneys that would challenge a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday. Kurt Waltzer, managing director of Clean Air Task Force, a nonprofit environmental group, said the...

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas for shipment overseas.

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas. But the industry also lost jobs in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains. The decline in claims for jobless benefits, however, probably exaggerated the health of the labor market as data for seven states,...