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Mead not ready to comment on methane plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he’s reviewing the Obama administration’s plan to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production. The administration wants to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. It issued a rule that would require energy producers to find and repair leaks at ...

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U.S. EPA releases plan to curtail methane emissions from oil, gas wells, pipelines, processing plants, storage facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed new federal rules to sharply cut methane emissions from drilling for natural gas and oil. The agency is seeking “a significant reduction” in methane from new and modified wells and new and modified transmission, processing and storage facilities over the next decade, said EPA spokeswoman Janet McCabe. The new rules will likely ...

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Solar is having a great year, except on Wall Street

LOS ANGELES – By almost any measure, the U.S. solar market is on fire. Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and the fledgling industry received a vote of confidence last ...

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Opinion: Can California turn the West green?

California’s leaders quickly saluted last week when President Barack Obama released his Clean Power Plan, a 1,500-page proposal that would dramatically reduce the nation’s dependence on coal. We’re already there, or at least we think we are. At the Legislature’s urging, California’s private utilities have weaned themselves from coal, and public power agencies are ending their contracts with out-of-state coal ...

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Senator: If US quits deal, sanctions still will hurt Iran

WASHINGTON — The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel “meaningful pressure” from the U.S. penalties. The deal between would curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from crippling sanctions. ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Timing is everything Minot Daily News, Minot, Aug. 6, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. In early June, a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out challenges to the ...

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The future of natural gas in America

Natural gas, once the main part of the equation in the transition from coal to renewables, has been replaced by … nothing at all. The new climate change rule for power plants suggests instead a direct transition from coal to renewables. Now, this is not the way to make friends. Especially since the gas industry held different expectations based on ...

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