Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rockies Today, April 25

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:56 AM

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Falling gold prices cited in Montana mine's closure
The Drumlummon Mine near Marysville is gearing down production due to the drop in the price of gold, with plans to layoff 107 people at the Montana mine and at the processing plant in Philipsburg by June 28.
Helena Independent Record; April 25

Gov. Herbert releases Utah's plan to protect sage grouse
On Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out Utah's plan to keep sage grouse off the federal endangered species list that contains a "mitigation bank," which allows companies that disturb surface areas to invest in habitat protection in other areas of the state, although conservationists were quick to point out that the plan did not require that the areas preserved actually provided habitat for sage grouse.
Salt Lake Tribune; April 10

Wyoming legislator says $53M from federal gov't could buy Teton Park land
State Rep. Keith Gingery said that the $53 million in federal mineral royalties withheld from Wyoming is almost exactly what the state wants for two parcels of land that lie within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park, and Gingery is lobbying U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso to urge the federal government to restore the $53 million in funding and, in return, the state will transfer the land to the park.
Jackson Hole Daily; April 25

Carbon dioxide sequestration work unearths lithium deposit in Wyoming
During work to create an underground storage site for carbon dioxide near Rock Springs, University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute researchers unearthed a vast deposit of lithium, the development of which could fund the carbon-dioxide sequestration project and lead to a new industry for the Cowboy State.
Casper Star-Tribune; April 25

American Lung Association give Wyoming cities an 'A' for air quality
In its annual "State of the Air" report, the American Lung Association said Sublette County had the worst air quality in Wyoming.
Casper Star-Tribune; April 25

Companies settle U.S. Justice lawsuit over Colorado energy leases
Neither SG Interests nor Gunnison Energy has admitted any fault in the settlement of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit charging that the two companies colluded on acquiring federal energy leases in Colorado's Gunnison and Delta counties.
Aspen Times (Grand Junction Sentinel); April 10

Canadian railway CEO says major oil firms on board rail bandwagon
As opposition to pipeline projects to carry Alberta oil west stall, the CEO of Canadian Northern Railway said more producers are adding the ability to ship oil by railway, with the emphasis on getting oil to refineries in eastern Canada, as well as working with U.S. partners to supply routes to refineries in the Chicago area, Detroit, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Memphis and Texas.
Edmonton Journal; April 25

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