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High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.

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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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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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BNSF opens economic development office in Billings to address Montana growth

BNSF opens economic development office in Billings to address Montana growth

Responding to growth in Montana’s oil, coal and agriculture economies, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad on Tuesday opened an economic development office in Billings.

October 22, 2013 4:59 pmLoading…

Revenue director outlines reappraisal schedule

HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas on Thursday gave an interim legislative committee an update of Montana’s next reappraisal of residential and commercial property and a preview of some trends.

June 27, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Capitol ideas for dealing with oil impacts

In the second week of March, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation:

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MSU offers online class on the Bakken

Montana State University in Bozeman will offer an online, noncredit class on the Bakken oil development.

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Official: Lack of pipelines threat to ND wildlife

Official: Lack of pipelines threat to ND wildlife

BISMARCK, N.D. — Too few pipelines moving crude to market is the biggest threat to wildlife in western North Dakota's booming oil patch at present, an industry official said Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 5:37 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's balance energy jobs, healthy environment

I have the privilege of serving as chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau where one of our sincere interests is in improving the quality of life in our city, region and state for our all of our citizens and businesses. When I say quality of life, I mean it i…

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Schweitzer says GOP wrong on oil development

HELENA -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer, on the way out the door later this year due to term limits, sparred Monday with the Republicans who want to replace him as he touted another round of lucrative state oil leases.

March 19, 2012 12:16 pmLoading…
Oil pipeline argument focuses on jobs, environment

Oil pipeline argument focuses on jobs, environment

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Backers of an oil pipeline that would cut across Oklahoma to deliver crude oil from Canada to refineries in Houston want the jobs that would come with the project, but environmental groups say the damage to natural areas isn't worth the benefits the shortcut would bring.

October 01, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Laramie County leases about 10 acres for oil development

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Laramie County will lease about 10 acres of county-owned land for oil development.

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Residents' group hopes to negotiate surface rights

CHEYENNE — A residents' group says more than 50 people have joined in the last week in hopes of negotiating surface rights of mineral leases in their neighborhoods.

April 03, 2011 9:35 pmLoading…

Oil drilling creating dozens of jobs in SE Wyo.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New oil development is beginning to create jobs in southeast Wyoming.

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