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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

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New West End park will provide stormwater solution, flooding prevention

New West End park will provide stormwater solution, flooding prevention

Since late 2013, crews have been digging and moving more than 160,000 cubic yards of soil, transforming a 66-acre lot behind Steak and Shake into a stormwater processing facility.

July 27, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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No sneak peek for company, EPA, at Wyoming reports

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview two draft reports on possible causes of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area before allowing the public to see those documents.

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Regulators investigate Casper airport for WWII-era contamination

CASPER, Wyo. — The four-engine drone of the B-24 Liberator has long since faded at Casper/Natrona County International Airport.

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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Speak up now to keep Montana waters clean

If you live in Montana, there’s a very good chance you are like me and love being outside to enjoy the beauty our great state has to offer. In fact, according to The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, nearly three-fourths of Montana residents vacation within the state, many of wh…

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Top coal state studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules

Top coal state studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government is now taking comments on proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions but Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead to formally weigh in just yet.

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Coal still dominant in N.D. despite other sources

WILLISTON, N.D. — New Environmental Protection Agency regulations will likely not shake North Dakota's reliance on coal when they take effect.

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GOP governors: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer

HOUSTON — Republican governors from oil-and-gas-rich states said Monday that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.

June 16, 2014 2:50 pmLoading…

North Dakota's major drinking water violations triple in 5 years

WILLISTON, N.D. — Major violations of the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act more than tripled in North Dakota between 2008 and 2013.

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State officials, tribes at odds over EPA boundary ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators renewed Monday the ongoing battle over an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would include Riverton as a portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Gazette opinion: Energy jobs, health matter in writing emissions rules

Gazette opinion: Energy jobs, health matter in writing emissions rules

Like most “major” announcements coming out of Washington, D.C., the new rules on carbon dioxide emissions are more smoke than fire.

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State will have lower emissions bar to meet

Wyoming will need to cut carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants 19 percent by 2030 under pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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State's congressional delegation proposes act to streamline water permits

Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming: Gas field pollution studies nearly done

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State officials planning to meet with homeowners affected by tainted groundwater in a central Wyoming gas field said they have finished one investigation and were wrapping up another into possible causes of the pollution.

June 05, 2014 2:14 pmLoading…
Coal production expected to decline, natural gas rise as result of EPA rule

Coal production expected to decline, natural gas rise as result of EPA rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Western coal production is expected to fall by more than 30 percent in 2020 due to new federal pollution standards proposed for power plants, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency projections.

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Montanans react to Obama EPA’s draft rules to reduce CO2 emissions

Montanans react to Obama EPA’s draft rules to reduce CO2 emissions

HELENA — The Obama administration’s new draft rules to reduce carbon emissions evoked strong, divergent reactions Monday in Montana, with coal industry supporters condemning the proposed rules and others calling them a good first step toward addressing climate change and global warming.

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Big Sky Economic Development receives $400,000 in EPA grants for environmental testing

Big Sky Economic Development has received two Environmental Protection Agency grants worth $400,000 to conduct environmental testing for potential contamination from hazardous materials and petroleum.

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Mead seeks to recast debate on climate change

Mead seeks to recast debate on climate change

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead sought to recast the debate on climate change in a speech to the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority on Wednesday, saying the country needs to focus its attention on solutions rather than fighting over whether the planet is warming.

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Jim Bridger Power Plant to cut nitrogen oxide

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County is installing up to $280 million in pollution-control equipment that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 12 percent.

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