Powder River Basin Resource Council Petitions Wyoming DEQ to End Self-Bonding and Protect Taxpayers and Adjacent Landowners

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May 1, 2018 This week the Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division to end the practice of self-bonding for coal mines. In order to better shield Wyoming taxpayers from having to fund mine clean-up in the event of a […]

Learn About the Future of Solar in Wyoming on May 16 in Laramie

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April 26, 2018 Learn about what’s happening with solar power in Wyoming at a community conversation sponsored by Powder River Basin Resource Council (Powder River) and Wyoming Outdoor Council (Outdoor Council).  “The Future of Solar in Wyoming” will be held Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Altitude Chophouse (back room), […]

Powder River Awards Three at State Science Fair

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April 11, 2018 In an ongoing effort to promote the importance of studying Wyoming’s ecosystems and as well as the ecological impacts of development, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) presented two sets of awards at the Wyoming State Science Fair in Laramie. Each recipient earned a free membership to the Resource Council and a […]

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 […]

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 […]