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Utah officials spar over public lands lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday it would be reckless to file a longshot lawsuit now to try and force the federal government to give up control of more than 30 million acres of public land — defending his actions against criticism from GOP challenger Jonathan Johnson. The two Republicans sparred over how best to combat ...

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Environmentalists upset over court ruling for Uinta Basin

SALT LAKE CITY — Environmentalists and clean air advocates are decrying a federal appeals court ruling this week that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to red flag an eastern Utah region flush with oil and gas development. The groups that mounted the legal challenge to the EPA’s ruling after high levels of ground-level ozone were detected in the ...

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Another state joins BLM lawsuit

A multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently gained a new appendage: Utah. According to Oil and Gas 360, Governor Gary Herbert announced his state’s move to join Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming in a suit challenging new Bureau’s new regulations on fracking federal lands, which he posited oversteps federal authority and undermines states’ power. “I believe ...

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Governor: Fossil fuels will remain big part of economy

SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says that while the state is moving toward using more renewable energy, fossil fuels will remain important to the economy for the next generation. Herbert’s comments came Thursday during an appearance with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Utah Energy Development Summit in Salt Lake City. Environmental activists say the annual conference is ...

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Utah biodiesel company hit with $3 million penalty

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal authorities say a Utah renewable energy company will pay a $3 million penalty to settle allegations that earned a profit claiming it produced biodiesel it didn’t make. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that Washakie Renewable Energy generated $2 million worth of renewable fuel credits by claiming it produced enough biodiesel in Plymouth to ...

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Mesa County says it may sue over Gunnison grouse listing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Mesa County commissioners say they might join other governments in suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports commissioners approved a notice of intent to sue Monday. They say the listing wasn’t necessary. Officials say the notice doesn’t obligate them to sue but ...

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US rig count falls by 43 to 1,633

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HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,633. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,317 rigs were exploring for oil and 316 for gas. A year ago 1,777 rigs were active. Of the major oil- and ...

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