Date:May 20, 2014, May 22, 2014, May 27, 2014, May 29, 2014, June 3, 2014, June 5, 2014, June 10, 2014, June 24, 2014
North American Power Group initially proposed a coal-power generating station in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. The project first aimed to burn waste coal to generate electricity, then shifted course to study the sequestration of carbon dioxide in underground formations. For the sequestration proposal, NAPG received nearly $10 million in federal stimulus grants. Despite millions of dollars spent, no new jobs were created. WyoFile contributor, and founding member, began his investigative coverage of NAPG's activities beginning in 2008. Via a FOIA request, Tempest acquired documentation to show that NAPG's president Michael Ruffatto and company employees were paid large sums of money to work on the project.