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Gov. Mead To Unveil Wyoming Energy Policy Today

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is releasing an official state energy policy for Wyoming.

The document to be unveiled Monday has been in the works for two years. State officials say the policy will focus on four areas: Economic competitiveness, efficient regulation, natural resource conservation and developing new technologies

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Lawyers Spar Over Wyoming School Chief Debate

The debate over a new law changing the duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction has spurred some legal wrangling between lawyers.

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No Fines For Wyoming Blowout

The owner of an eastern Wyoming oil well that blew out, causing 50 people to flee their homes, has not been fined in the year since the accident.

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Environmentalists Say Coal Employment Still Strong

An environmental group says coal mining employment in 2011 and 2012 was the highest in 15 years, despite claims that President Barack Obama is waging war on the industry.

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Studies Examine Developing Wyoming Wind For Colorado Use

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two new studies suggest that Wyoming and Colorado both would benefit by coordinating development of wind energy and power lines to carry that electricity.

One study by the University of Wyoming's Wind Research Center shows that Wyoming's wind is stronger than the wind in Colorado

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U.S. Oil Rig Count Increases By 2 This Week To 1,748

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,748.

The Houston-based company said in its weekly report that 1,354 rigs were exploring for oil and 389 for gas

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Wyoming News Briefs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will withhold more than $53 million in mineral payments from the state of Wyoming as part of the automatic federal budget cuts that started this month. Gov. Matt Mead

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Fuel Tax Bill Faces Final Vote In Senate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon is set for what could be its final vote in the Wyoming State Senate.

The bill already has passed the House and if the Senate approves it Thursday without amendment, it would head to Gov

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UW Energy Corporate Partnerships To Be Announced

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead and others plan to announce what's being described as "significant corporate partnerships" to advance energy research and education at the University of Wyoming.

The announcement will take place Friday at the State Capitol in Cheyenne

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Energy Curriculum Bill Takes Shape

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Legislature's Joint Education Committee has endorsed a proposal to develop a course of study focusing on the energy industry and natural resources to be taught in Wyoming schools

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