One reporter brought the Two Elk scandal to light and tracked the twisting tale of greed, fraud and government ineptitude for more than a decade.
Department of Energy
A Judge in Pittsburgh is set to sentence Michael Ruffatto on Tuesday for a massive criminal fraud associated with his failed Two Elk power plant.
Federal prosecutors have charged Michael J. Ruffatto, developer of the once-proposed Two Elk coal-fired power plant near Gillette, with criminal fraud for bills he submitted under a 2009-2010 federal stimulus grant to research carbon storage on his site in rural
More than two years after the initial suspension of the stimulus grants, there has been no enforcement action in the case.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide.