Oil tycoon Harold Hamm told the Republican National Convention that Trump will make America energy independent.
A federal bankruptcy court judge gave Peabody Energy the go-ahead to pay nearly $30 million in property taxes in four states while the company makes its way through bankruptcy.
Burning natural gas for electricity is much cleaner than coal. But there's a problem - leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Nearly 2 years ago Colorado implemented rules to try to limit methane leaks from natural gas infrastructure. Now the EPA is proposing to model federal rules on Colorado's. Still finding and plugging leaks remains a challenge nationwide. In Pennsylvania, where thousands of gas wells and pipelines are working the Marcellus Shale, researchers are trying to figure out how much is leaking. For our Inside Energy project, The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier tagged along.
Wind manufacturing employs around 20,000 people across the country. As Wyoming bleeds fossil fuel jobs and revenue, it wants to attract this industry. But right now, the state doesn't have any of these jobs. Just across the border, Colorado is home to thousands.
According to federal regulators, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not take appropriate action against Alpha Natural Resources when it was allowed to continue to mine without putting up adequate reclamation bonds.