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Helena Democrat proposes $210 Million carbon tax

Montana lawmakers are considering two bills to tax carbon pollution, and not surprisingly owners of Colstrip Power Plant say the measures would kill the facility.   Democratic legislators are floating two bills creating a $10-per-ton tax on carbon dioxide from various sources, including coal-fired power plants. Theirs aren’t the first attempts targeting Colstrip. Washington State, Read More…

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Horizon Group Is Keeping Creativity Fresh Through New Products And Line Extensions

WARREN, N.J., Feb. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Horizon Group USA, a dynamic leader in the creative D.I.Y. marketplace, continues to lead the category by expanding upon the company’s numerous on-trend brands with new products and line extensions focusing on creativity children can feel. Through various tactile and all-in-one D.I.Y. kits, Horizon Group allows children to Read More…

Revolutionary Erectile Dysfunction Treatment, GAINSWave®, Now Offered by SDbody in California

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SDbody is implementing a non-invasive and drug free solution for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) called GAINSWave, which boasts a 75% success rate. GAINSWave is a premium brand of shockwave therapy designed to remove micro-plaque and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels to improve blood flow. Erectile Dysfunction is a Read More…

“Silent, Butt Deadly!” Funrise To Launch Fart Ninjas™ Collectible Farting Figures

“Gross toys and collectibles are evergreen play patterns for boys,” said Randy Shoemaker, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Funrise. “The magic of  Fart Ninjas is combing these two authentic play patterns with an awesome theme to deliver a fun new experience that boys will love. Fart Ninjas are cool to collect and display, and Read More…

Can you teach the old guard new tricks?

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Wheeler's Valentine's Day gift: A PFAS plan

With help from Anthony Adragna and Eric Wolff Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX Read More…

Helena Democrat proposes $210 Million carbon tax

Montana lawmakers are considering two bills to tax carbon pollution, and not surprisingly owners of Colstrip Power Plant say the measures would kill the facility.   Democratic legislators are floating two bills creating a $10-per-ton tax on carbon dioxide from various sources, including coal-fired power plants. Theirs aren’t the first attempts targeting Colstrip. Washington State, Read More…

Packed roster at NARUC

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The 'scope' of a Green New Deal

Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX — Republicans are hopeful the Green New Deal Read More…

Tackling a Green New Deal

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Green New Deal coming today

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House Democrats tackle climate change

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Pruitt legal fund began long before exit

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Ex-Koch official shaping PFAS moves

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Oasis looks to expand oil ambitions beyond North Dakota’s Bakken

By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Oasis Petroleum Inc, the last major oil producer operating exclusively in North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation, is heading south to the nation’s largest oilfield, pursuing a pricey expansion as investors worry about maturing shale fields. Oasis shares have tumbled 21 percent following last week’s disclosure, pointing 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…

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…

CorEnergy says Ultra Petroleum will assume Pinedale lease

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust (CORR) has announced that a subsidiary of Ultra Petroleum has agreed to assume the lease on its Pinedale Liquids Gathering System without amendment, through a motion filed today in bankruptcy court. CORR is the first publicly listed real estate investment trust focusing on energy infrastructure. According to the CORR website, the Pinedale Read More…