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 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 9, 2022

Land use money for Wyoming schools drops

CASPER — Land use revenue earmarked for Wyoming’s schools dropped for the fifth year in a row, the Legislative Service Office reported Monday. It’s the least the state has earned from activities on school trust lands in at least 15 years. The...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    March 24, 2022

Russian uranium no longer an option for Natrium plant

CASPER — Questions about the advanced nuclear reactor planned for Kemmerer have circulated since the day TerraPower announced it would be built in Wyoming. People living near the candidate sites wanted to know where the spent fuel would go. If ...


Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping...


Coal plant at risk for premature retirement

CHEYENNE — Unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant is six weeks from violating federal air quality regulations, putting the plant at risk of premature retirement, Gov. Mark Gordon revealed Monday. In a strongly worded letter to the Environmental...


Biggest U.S. coal plant will halve production

CASPER — The biggest coal-fired power plant in the country gets all of its coal from Wyoming. A second of its four units is now slated for retirement, halving total capacity before the end of the decade. Three Wyoming mines — Buckskin, Caballo...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    July 8, 2021

Residents of Glenrock hope it's chosen as Rocky Mountain Power nuclear reactor site

CASPER – Some communities would balk at the idea of a company building an experimental power source on the edge of town. Glenrock is not one of them. Before the end of the year, developers of a new type of nuclear power plant will decide which of f...


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