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Abandonment issues
By Mountain West News • Issue #270 • View online

Confronting our huge orphaned well problem
Interior devotes billions to plugging old oil wells. Is it enough?
Interior reveals plans for orphan well cleanup
Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly 'orphans' along the way.
Montana-based company takes on abandoned wells
Oil and gas industry must pay for abandoned well cleanup, new Alberta rules say
Barreling along
Montana grants access to Yellowstone River for power plant pipeline
Natural gas plant near Laurel takes step forward, despite residents' opposition
McWhinney details plans for 26 oil and gas wells in Loveland's Centerra area
EIA: Permian oil output forecast to hit record high in February
Permian earthquakes: Oil drilling and fracking linked to thousands of tremors
Making the switch
Do you wish Utah utilities used more solar energy? Here’s what’s holding us back.
Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down
Interior's 2022 energy strategy: 3 things to watch
Tri-State, stakeholders agree on utility's resource plan for Colorado
New Mexico green lights Permian Basin solar farm to power oil and gas operations
'Transformative change': Wind-generated electricity starting to outpace coal in Alberta
Running a gauntlet
On one of Montana’s busiest highways, wildlife run the gauntlet
From Idaho to Montana, Ethyl the bear rambled 2,800 miles
Idaho wolf control board will have $1 million to kill wolves
As Utah’s population grows, so does its need for wildlife crossings
Inside the effort to uncage a bipartisan wildlife bill
What else we're reading today
‘We meant business’: Park City ski patrollers say strike authorization vote led to better contract with Vail Resorts
A public-access lawsuit in Montana’s Crazy Mountains claims Forest Service is catering to private landowners
Utah Lake dredging proponents sue BYU professor who criticized project
With more jobs than workers, Wyoming grapples with ‘great resignation’
Turning scrap wood into innovative products could be a huge win for curbing carbon and wildfire
Free-range carbon
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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