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Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he hopes a proposal to increase the buffer between dwellings and oil rigs will prevent an increase in opposition to energy development.

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Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

WYOMING RANGE — From a distance, the country looks gentle. Tall mountains flow into rolling hills. Rivers and creeks snake down gorges and into valleys as they wind haphazardly through sagebrush plains.

August 30, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors of an oil well north of Belfry are asking Carbon County Commissioners to protect the community from the consequences of oil and gas exploration.

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Air Force moves ahead with bomber training area over Montana

Air Force moves ahead with bomber training area over Montana

The Air Force is pushing ahead with controversial plans for an 18-million-acre bomber training complex that sprawls over much of Eastern Montana.

February 18, 2014 5:06 pm Related Loading…
Group to discuss Beartooth Front oil and gas development

Group to discuss Beartooth Front oil and gas development

The Northern Plains Resource Council will hold a mixer Thursday evening to talk about efforts to prevent oil and gas development in the Beartooth Front.

February 11, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Baucus' tax reform must be fair to energy industry

Sen. Max Baucus has one major piece of unfinished business he’s scrambling to complete before he officially leaves office. Last year, he took on the mammoth task of completely overhauling our nation’s tax structure — an undertaking that is sorely needed to help our economy and create jobs. M…

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Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Guest opinion: Agencies' sage grouse plans fail to use best science

Recent news about the spotted and the barred owls provides insight for future sage grouse management.

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Yellowstone County economy primed for more energy growth

Yellowstone County economy primed for more energy growth

The Bakken oil boom and skyrocketing farm commodity prices kept the Billings economy chugging through the recession, and still economic developers believe its train has yet to come in.

December 22, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: ECA committed to good environmental stewardship

There has been a great deal of interest concerning Energy Corporation of America’s recent grand opening of our new office in Billings and misinformation regarding our potential future operations in the area. That is why I want to take this opportunity to clarify some points with local reside…

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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers can still help oil-impacted region

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers can still help oil-impacted region

With the Bakken drawing people to Eastern Montana, demand is far outstripping small towns’ capacity for sewer, water, streets, law enforcement and other public services.

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New federal land use plan draws ire of Wyoming counties, industry

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government's nearly complete land use plan revision for a 2.4-million-acre area from northwest of Dubois to southeast of Jeffrey City is drawing the ire of some in the area, including county governments and a major energy producer.

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Samson official named Wyoming oil-gas supervisor

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's new head oil-and-gas official is a former Arkansas regulator and oil-and-gas company lobbyist.

March 15, 2013 3:31 pmLoading…
Montana senators reintroduce bill to protect North Fork Flathead River

Montana senators reintroduce bill to protect North Fork Flathead River

WHITEFISH — Montana U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would bar mining and new oil and gas development on the North Fork of the Flathead River.

February 08, 2013 7:51 am Photos

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Interviews planned for Wyoming oil-gas supervisor job

CASPER, Wyo. - The top state regulatory agency for oil and gas development in Wyoming is about to interview candidates to become the next state oil and gas supervisor.

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Few in Pavillion area take up state cistern offer

RIVERTON — Few people so far have taken up a state offer to install taxpayer-funded cisterns at households with poor water quality near Pavillion in central Wyoming.

June 15, 2012 5:13 pmLoading…

Top Wyoming oil-gas regulator quits after 'greed' comments

Wyoming oil and gas supervisor Tom Doll has resigned, Gov. Matt Mead announced late Thursday, slightly more than a week after Doll came under fire for remarks about some residents and a federal water investigation in west-central Wyoming.

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Meeting discusses Pavillion water problems

Meeting discusses Pavillion water problems

PAVILLION, Wyo. - State officials are providing more details on water supply options for residents outside of Pavillion.

June 01, 2012 9:46 am Related Loading…
Interior sets new drilling rules on public land

Interior sets new drilling rules on public land

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

May 04, 2012 2:25 pmLoading…
Study: Oil-gas pollution tops expectations

Study: Oil-gas pollution tops expectations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ozone-forming air pollution measured along the Colorado Front Range by scientists is up to twice the amount that government regulators have calculated should exist, according to a new study.

February 09, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…
The Petroleum County Courthouse in Winnett

The Petroleum County Courthouse in Winnett

The Petroleum County Courthouse in Winnett has seen an increase in oil lease activity.

January 12, 2012 7:55 amLoading…

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