A new study says Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must stay in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming.
Ninety-eight percent of 23,475 public comments favor one or more "conservation-oriented" management goals on the Shoshone National Forest, such as special "wilderness" protections, no surface development for oil and natural gas, and additional limits on motorized use areas, according to data released by forest officials.
The accusation is related to a dispute between Wyoming and EPA over how Wyoming will meet federal requirements to reduce regional haze.
Two environmental groups are asking Wyoming regulators to revoke a key permit for Two Elk Power Co.’s proposed “waste coal” power plant in northeast Wyoming — a project that has been in the works for about 15 years with no construction on the actual power plant.
Mining companies hope to turn Powder River Basin coal into an international resource, eyeing lucrative markets in growing Asian economies.