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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz poses with Nolan Latham, a delegate from Sweetwater county, after a speech during the Wyoming GOP Convention on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre in Casper, Wyo.

Cruz promises Wyoming Republicans to roll back ‘war on coal’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz poses with Nolan Latham, a delegate from Sweetwater county, after a speech during the Wyoming GOP Convention on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre in Casper, Wyo.

April 16, 2016, 3:15pm Latest News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican candidate Ted Cruz promised to roll back what he calls President Barack Obama’s ‘war on coal’ if he’s elected president. Read story

Peabody Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

April 13, 2016, 4:43pm Business

ST. LOUIS — Peabody Energy, the nation's largest coal miner, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry. Read story

Longview coal plan report set for release

April 8, 2016, 4:37pm Business

A draft Environmental Impact Statement for Millennium Bulk Terminals' Longview coal export terminal will be released April 29, and public comments will be accepted through June 13, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Read story

The Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont.

Colstrip bill signed, with partial veto

The Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont.

April 1, 2016, 9:17pm Business

SEATTLE -- Washington state's largest utility will be able to set aside money to pay for the future shutdown of two coal-powered electricity plants it co-owns in Montana under a bill Gov. Jay Inslee signed Friday. Read story

Coal port environmental review suspended

April 1, 2016, 5:37pm Business

SEATTLE — The sponsor of a proposed Washington state coal port for shipments of the fuel to Asia is suspending work on an environmental review because of Native American tribe's concerns that the project could hurt its fishing rights. Read story

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 General Electric said Thursday it has received a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines and related services for a wind farm project in Oregon. ORG XMIT: HIKAT201

Counsel for the Environment influential in energy project siting

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 General Electric said Thursday it has received a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines and related services for a wind farm project in Oregon. ORG XMIT: HIKAT201

March 21, 2016, 6:10am Clark County News

In the state of Washington, the environment has its own attorney. And that attorney, a member of the state attorney general's staff, occupies a little-known but quite important corner of the state's regulatory labyrinth through which Vancouver Energy's proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver must pass. Read story

Oregon’s anti-coal bill signed into law

March 11, 2016, 4:56pm Business

PORTLAND -- With the stroke of Gov. Kate Brown's signature Friday, Oregon became the first state to eradicate coal from its power supply through legislation and now boasts some of the most stringent demands for renewable energy among its state peers. Read story

State Senate OKs Montana power plants bill

February 17, 2016, 4:18pm Business

SPOKANE — A bill that would authorize the state's largest utility to create a fund to pay for the eventual shutdown of two coal-powered electricity plants in Montana easily passed the Washington State Senate on Wednesday. Read story

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver.

Fossil fuels fuel tribes’ fears over Gorge fish

A train hauling oil passes through the Columbia River Gorge on its way to Vancouver.

January 27, 2016, 8:12pm Clark County Business

Tribal fishermen and women along the Columbia River have fought for decades to maintain their access to the waterway and to restore struggling fisheries. Now, they're also worried about the potential consequences of fossil fuels moving through the Columbia River Gorge. Read story

Coal projects advance but can’t be finalized under moratorium

January 27, 2016, 4:25pm Business

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. officials on Wednesday cleared the way for a review of two mining projects that would dig up 644 million tons of coal from public lands, despite a recent government moratorium halting federal coal sales. Read story