The oil and gas industry dodged a bullet this year in Colorado. A last-minute compromise avoided a series of ballot measures that could have seriously restricted the industry’s ability to operate in the state.
But, many Colorado communities are still leery about the drilling they see right outside their door. So, oil companies are working hard to polish their public image, both through messaging and improving their techniques.
North Dakota has always been a friendly, easy place to vote. It is the only state in the country without voter registration, and precincts are small enough that poll volunteers often recognize people who come through the door. "It’s kinda like a reunion," said Bonnie Fix, who's been working elections here since 2001. "Kinda like a family […]
The debate over climate change is everywhere these days, and becomes especially controversial when talk turns to teaching it in school. Leigh Paterson reports on how climate change in the classroom is playing out on the Wyoming campaign trail.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's move to change the definition for what qualifies as a cellulosic biofuel has caused some controversy. According to Energy Global, the new rule essentially allows energy products that are 75 percent cellulosic to qualify as a 100 percent cellulosic biofuel.
In states like North Dakota and Wyoming, falling oil prices have big implications, for both industry and state budgets.