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GTUIT at Abu Dhabi Nation Exhibit

GTUIT, a Billings-based manufacturer of mobile gas treatment systems, will participate in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference taking place in Abu Dhabi Nation Exhibition Center, November 13-16. The company will be showcased by Caterpillar in its exhibit as technology “that keeps our customers connected to their assets, contributing to their overall success.” Read More…

Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Colstrip power plant owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said the $10 million coal severance tax reduction proposed Read More…

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Christmas Comes Today For Thousands Of Poor Children On Skid Row At Fred Jordan Mission

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fred Jordan Missions is bringing Christmas to thousands of impoverished inner city children who will receive toys at Los Angeles’ largest Christmas Toy Party Saturday, December 16 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Some of the toys that will be distributed include skateboards, dolls, balls, stuffed animals, games and every Read More…

Trump boasts of massive deregulatory efforts

With help from Ben Lefebvre TRUMP TOUTS DEREGULATORY EFFORTS: Speaking from the White House with gold scissors in his hand, President Donald Trump gave his administration high marks Thursday for withdrawing or delaying 1,579 planned regulatory actions during his first year in office. And he urged administration officials to go further still in fiscal 2018 Read More…

Pruitt heads to House grilling today

With help from Emily Holden, Eric Wolff and Alex Guillén WELCOME TO CONGRESS, MR. PRUITT: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt makes his long-awaited first appearance before a House Energy and Commerce subpanel this morning where he’s expected to get grilled on a host of issues. The session will be broken into two segments — 10-11 a.m. Read More…

Senate close to resolving ANWR issues

With help from Darius Dixon, Eric Wolff and Ben Lefebvre ANWR ISSUES COMPLICATE TAX FIGHT: Complications from language in the Senate’s tax package related to ANWR drilling that ran afoul of budget reconciliation rules appeared on the verge of being resolved by late Wednesday. “We are finishing up the last of that and expect to Read More…

GTUIT at Abu Dhabi Nation Exhibit

GTUIT, a Billings-based manufacturer of mobile gas treatment systems, will participate in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference taking place in Abu Dhabi Nation Exhibition Center, November 13-16. The company will be showcased by Caterpillar in its exhibit as technology “that keeps our customers connected to their assets, contributing to their overall success.” Read More…

U.S. backs Obama-era HFC deal

U.S. BACKS HFC REDUCTION DEAL: While you were munching on turkey and mashed potatoes, the Trump administration pledged its support for an international accord aimed curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases. “The United States believes the Kigali Amendment represents a pragmatic and balanced approach to phasing down the production and consumption of HFCs, Read More…

Rocky road remains for Keystone XL

With help from Ben Lefebvre, Esther Whieldon and Emily Holden NO CAPSTONE FOR KEYSTONE: Whatever chance the nearly decade-long fight over the Keystone XL pipeline had ending with Nebraska state regulators approving a key permit for the project seems to have evaporated. By approving an alternate route through the state that steers clear of more Read More…

Grading Pruitt on his promises

With help from Alex Guillén and Sara Stefanini IS HE KEEPING HIS WORD? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt came into office boasting of returning the agency to its mission of cleaning up the air, water and land, but Pro’s Alex Guillén and Emily Holden look at what he’s accomplished so far and how it stacks up Read More…

U.S. speaks today in Bonn

With help from Darius Dixon, Alex Guillén, Sara Stefanini and Eric Wolff FINDING TEA LEAVES TO READ: The top U.S. diplomat at an international climate summit is scheduled to deliver a closely watched speech today, as world diplomats attempt to tease out a firmer sense of where the country stands in the climate negotiations. Judith Read More…

Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Colstrip power plant owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said the $10 million coal severance tax reduction proposed Read More…

Job Surge in Bakken

There has been a sudden surge in job openings in the Bakken – particularly for hydraulic fracturing and completion crews – as companies ramp up to put more wells on line in the first half of 2017, reports Oil Patch Hotline. Pay scales are running between $16 and $30 an hour. The number of job Read More…

BLM action okays first 500 turbines of Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project

Renewable energy and Wyoming jobs received a boost Wednesday as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the first 500 wind turbines for the Chokecherry Sierra Madre (CCSM) Wind Energy Project. The BLM action followed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Record of Decision (ROD) indicating that it would issue an Eagle Take Permit Read More…

Wyo. reports highest underground storage tank compliance rates in the US

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Storage Tank Program (STP) reported the highest underground storage tank (UST) operational compliance rates in the country to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) during federal fiscal year 2016. STP regulates the installation and operation of regulated storage tank systems (such as gas stations) and oversees cleanup Read More…

License issued for $1B Montana power storage project

A Montana company has been granted a license to build a $1 billion, 400-megawatt power storage project in the central part of the state that would supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources, according to documents released Thursday by federal regulators.   The 50-year license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allows Absaroka Energy, Read More…