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EPA won't finalize Wyoming fracking-pollution study

EPA won't finalize Wyoming fracking-pollution study

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped plans to have outside experts review its theory that hydraulic fracturing may have played a role in groundwater pollution in Wyoming, and the agency no longer plans to write a final report on its research that led to the controv…

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EPA targets air pollution from gas drilling boom

WASHINGTON - Faced with a natural gas drilling boom that has sullied the air in some parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, particularly those drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing.

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A piece of the oil action

A piece of the oil action

The secret has been well-kept until now, but Central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country’s top oil play.

March 06, 2011 12:10 am Photos


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Fracking draws more criticism

In the horizontal hydraulic fracking process, the driller punches down to the rock formation and then turns 90 degrees and drills horizontally for two miles.

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