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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 18, 2017 at 9:44 p.m.



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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The coal industry in Wyoming has started to rebound but companies are hesitant to hire many workers because of lingering uncertainty. Wyoming coal mines lost nearly 1,000 workers between 2015 and 2016 with the industry's economic downturn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as its seeks U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market. Perry said he hasn't seen a department study into the reliability of the electric grid. A draft version leaked to news outlets indicates that renewable power and federal regulations have had little impact on reliability. Perry said Tuesday he's "breathlessly waiting to get my hands" on the report.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming psychiatrist is being held on $50,000 cash bond after authorities say he violated court orders by drinking alcohol. Cody police say they arrested an intoxicated Matthew Hopkins on June 30.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. coal exports rose sharply in early 2017 amid increased demand in Asia and Europe. The U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday that exports are up by 8 million tons this year through March. That's a 58 percent jump over the same period of 2016 and reverses five years of steady declines. Exports volumes were up most significantly through ports in Norfolk, Virginia; New Orleans and Seattle.

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