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EPA OKs exemption for Linc's coal gasification project

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved an aquifer exemption for a coal gasification pilot project in Campbell County this week, drawing criticism from landowners worried the facility could contaminate a potential source of drinking water.

September 11, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

CHEYENNE — Wyoming officials have scheduled the first public meeting about the state's plans to take over an investigation of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area.

July 03, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…

Groundwater test proposal gets good reviews

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to require groundwater testing at oil and gas drilling sites has gotten good reviews from environmental advocates, landowners and industry representatives.

May 17, 2013 3:41 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Bullock should protect water rights, veto SB347

During pretty much every Montana Legislature the mining industry comes in asking for special gifts. This session the industry wants the ability to trump water rights -- all water rights, including very old, established rights for agricultural irrigation, hydropower, municipalities and fisher…

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Groundwater cleanup enters final phase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Before the end of the month, weather permitting, Cheyenne residents who drive on ultra-busy Dell Range Boulevard may be distracted by a 100-foot tall crane set at the Wyoming Air National Guard base.

November 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
EPA resumes groundwater testing in Pavillion area

EPA resumes groundwater testing in Pavillion area

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have begun a new round of water sampling in the area of a Wyoming gas field where the EPA says hydraulic fracturing may have caused groundwater pollution.

April 19, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…
Nicholas backs state land acquisition from client

Nicholas backs state land acquisition from client

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The chairman of the Wyoming Legislature’s Senate Appropriations Committee is advocating a deal in which the state would acquire 11,000 acres from an old friend and law client of his.

January 25, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

Colorado regulators reviewing Wyoming fracking report

DENVER -- Colorado regulators are reviewing a draft report on Wyoming groundwater pollution and a possible link to hydraulic fracturing.

December 09, 2011 10:50 amLoading…
EPA implicates fracking in pollution for first time

EPA implicates fracking in pollution for first time

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that hydraulic fracturing -- a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells -- may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution, based on testing in a Wyoming natural gas field.

December 08, 2011 11:07 am Photos

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Inhofe asks EPA about Pavillion and fracking

CHEYENNE — The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is asking the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for more information about an EPA investigation into groundwater contamination in a Wyoming gas field.

December 07, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…
Nebraska lawmakers open session devoted to Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska lawmakers open session devoted to Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers convened a special session Tuesday to consider new oil pipeline regulations, including legislation that would give the state greater say over the route of a proposed pipeline that would carry crude oil from Canada to Texas.

November 01, 2011 3:50 pmLoading…
Keystone XL pipeline opponents pin hopes on Nebraska

Keystone XL pipeline opponents pin hopes on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska — Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their hopes on an unlikely ally — the conservative state of Nebraska.

September 25, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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River suffers contamination from landfill

CASPER, Wyo. — For decades, the city of Casper's trash poured into an unlined landfill adjacent the North Platte River.

December 20, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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