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Students to compete in Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo on Friday

Students to compete in Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo on Friday

Morgan Wolfe got his project idea for this year’s science expo after his father came home from the dentist with a busted filling almost a year ago.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

CASPER, Wyo. — Dean Dick motioned his arm along a plane of a rusty wire fence bordering a pond of surface water that ripples above an aquifer.

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A blueprint for building biz with troubling side effects

A blueprint for building biz with troubling side effects

CASPER, Wyo. — Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is 224 square miles of pump jacks, refineries, pipelines and smokestacks.

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Construction Zone: Northwest Scientific's new headquarters designed with customers, employees in mind

Construction Zone: Northwest Scientific's new headquarters designed with customers, employees in mind

Thirty-six years ago, Rick Imlay was sweeping floors at Northwest Scientific in Billings.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Billings firefighters handle paint

Billings firefighters handle paint

Billings firefighters handle oil-based paint as they and other city employees and volunteers dispose of household chemicals, batteries, light bulbs, medications and ammunition at the Toxic Trash Roundup at the Billings Operations Center last year. This year’s roundup will be Saturday.

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BLM draft fracking rules get close look in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The Obama administration said Thursday that it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Many in Wyoming were still digesting the new federal rules at press time.

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40 Under Forty: Jennifer Olsen

40 Under Forty: Jennifer Olsen

Like others involved in the oil industry, Jennifer Olsen leads a nomadic lifestyle that has taken her all across the country.

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Fracking trade secrets arguments heard by Casper judge; ruling expected in 60 days

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper district judge will soon decide whether Wyoming’s top oil and gas regulator was too quick to keep information about hydraulic fracturing a secret.

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Making it in Montana: Northwest Scientific readies for move into new, larger building

Making it in Montana: Northwest Scientific readies for move into new, larger building

As construction of a new $2.2 million headquarters nears completion, officials at Northwest Scientific Inc. are putting their heads together, planning carefully for one of the most important projects in the company’s history.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Industry groups, governors concerned over proposed fracking rules

Industry groups, governors concerned over proposed fracking rules

Industry officials and the governors of Wyoming and Montana have voiced concerns about proposed federal rules that would require petroleum companies to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.

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Paint drips into barrels

Paint drips into barrels

Paint drips from metal posts into barrels, where Billings firefighters dispose of oil-based paint during Saturday’s Toxic Waste Roundup, sponsored by the city of Billings Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.

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Traffic lines up

Traffic lines up

Traffic lines up Saturday morning as Billings firefighters, police and other city employees and volunteers dispose of surplus chemicals, medications and many other items at the Toxic Trash Roundup, sponsored by the city’s Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.

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ConocoPhillips officially splits up

ConocoPhillips officially splits up

ConocoPhillips, the world’s fourth largest refiner, officially splits in two on Tuesday by spinning off all of its refineries, including in Billings.

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Montana justices rule BNSF lawsuit can move ahead

LIVINGSTON — The Montana Supreme Court says that the clock has not run out on Livingston landowners' pollution claims against BNSF Railway.

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Concerns grow about fracking along Rocky Mountain Front

Concerns grow about fracking along Rocky Mountain Front

HELENA -- As exploration ramps up for oil and natural gas possibly stored in shale deposits along the Rocky Mountain Front and in northcentral Montana, area residents and others are voicing concerns about the techniques used to find and extract the black gold, as well as long-term effects.

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Wyoming has mixed feelings on federal fracking report

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s oil and gas superintendent and an environmental group based in the state are generally supportive of a federal report that calls on energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.

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Meth dump site found outside Cody

CODY, Wyo. — State investigators have recovered the remnants of a mobile methamphetamine lab dumped off the highway near here.

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Montana regulators eye new rules on 'fracking'

BOZEMAN - Montana regulators are proposing a rule to require oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals are being pumped into the ground as a way to extract natural gas and oil in a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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Three energy companies face fines at Wyoming hearing

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Three energy companies accused of injecting chemicals into Powder River Basin coal seams without a permit may face fines and penalties after a hearing in Casper.

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