March for Science planned for April 14

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April 5, 2018 Powder River Basin Resource Council is organizing this year’s March for Science – Sheridan Satellite March at 10 am on Saturday, April 14. Participants will meet at the Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand and then march through Sheridan’s parks to downtown and back. Marchers are encouraged to bring a sign, wear walking […]

Solar Q&A Session planned for April 17

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April 4, 2018 Learn more about powering your home or business with solar power. Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) is hosting a Solar Q&A Session on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Sheridan County Library, Inner Circle. The event will bring solar installers and home and business owners who […]

The Clean Power Plan Serves Public Health & Safety

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March 26, 2018 (Gillette, Wyo.) In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (Plan), a program to reduce harmful emissions and carbon pollution from power plants. Just about a year ago, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the EPA to review the program. Shortly thereafter, EPA […]

Spring Solar Celebration planned for March 20

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March 6, 2018 The cost of installing residential solar power has dropped 80 percent in the last 20 years, so now is a great time to learn more about powering your home or business with solar. Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) is hosting a Spring Solar Celebration on Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30 […]

Powder River Basin Resource Council Statement on Ramaco Rezone in Tongue River Valley

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Today the Sheridan County Commission voted 3 – 2 to approve Ramaco Wyoming Coal Company’s application to rezone 114 acres in the Tongue River Valley from agricultural to light industrial. Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) had lodged comments opposing the rezoning, as had a number of Resource Council members. Testimony stretched out for […]

RENEWyoming: Solar Stories from the Cowboy State

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RENEWyoming was born in response to a growing trend of solar installation in Wyoming. Across the state, more people are installing solar panels than ever before. Wyoming is not alone. Nationally and globally solar cell technology has improved and prices have come down accordingly, spurring an increase in installation. People have a variety of reasons […]

Powder River Breaks January – February 2018

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January – February 2018 Volume 46, Number 1 Powder River members, affiliate Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), and the communities of Durham Estates and Triple Crown, protested three waste water injection wells in Laramie County late last year. After a hearing was scheduled to hear Powder River’s protest on one of the wells – the […]

EOG withdraws permit for injection well in Laramie County

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February 27, 2018 Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) and its affiliate, Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), welcomed the announcement Thursday that EOG Resources has withdrawn its application for a wastewater injection well in Laramie County. The Pole Creek 148-25H well would have injected roughly 25,000 barrels of toxic wastewater per day into the […]

RENEWyoming campaign increases awareness of solar opportunities

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February 14, 2018 Solar energy is gaining ground in Wyoming with both home and business owners generating their own electricity. Solar power installation has become increasingly affordable, and Wyomingites have taken full advantage of this opportunity to generate their own power. Over the last several months, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) has collected […]