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Panel OKs bill to protect Wyo Range

WASHINGTON -- Despite protests by some senators worried about world energy production, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill Wednesday putting 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range off-limits to future oil and gas production.
Sen. John Barrasso introduced the bill

More CBM water in Powder River Basin treated

CHEYENNE - More groundwater extracted by coalbed methane operators in the Powder River Basin is being cleaned so it can be discharged into river drainages, and the trend should continue as operators move into areas of the basin where water quality worsens.
Last year, gas companies treated about

Economist: Trim use of biofuels

The U.S. and European Union should reconsider a shift to biofuels that has helped increase food prices worldwide by turning agricultural land over to energy crops, American economist Jeffrey Sachs said Monday. Targets to produce more fuels that release less carbon dioxide when burned "do not make

24 GOP senators ask EPA to waive ethanol targets

Allow more corn into food supply, McCain argues

Senate Republicans have asked environmental regulators to use their power to halt the country's plans to expand ethanol production amid rising food prices.
Twenty-four Republican senators, including presidential candidate Sen. John McCain,

Smoke and Mirrors Plan for Spotted Owl Ignores Science

(Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2008) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a final Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan today that fails to incorporate the best available science concerning protection for the old-growth and mature forests that the owl inhabits.
"Under this plan,