As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of Cheyenne.
HELENA — PPL Montana has agreed to install new pollution monitors at its Colstrip and Corette coal-fired plants.
Summers in Montana are pretty magical, with plenty of sunny days and blue skies to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. But, in recent years, summer also means more wildfires. In many parts of the state, people have had to contend with a few smoky days, or even smoky …
BOISE, Idaho — The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.
The recent action by the Montana Public Service Commission to oppose standards for carbon pollution from power plants is the wrong prescription for better health.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A coalition of Wyoming residents and landowner groups has formally asked the state's oil and gas regulatory agency to tighten its rules for flaring natural gas.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new report by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality shows that the Belle Fourche River and two creeks that flow into it have levels of some pollutants that exceed state standards.
COLUMBIA FALLS — Environmental regulators will investigate the site of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant for hazardous pollutants in response to a request by U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will begin sampling indoor air quality next month in about 10 homes and businesses that are potentially at risk of contamination from the Lockwood Superfund site.
The Missoula City-County Health Department has issued a Stage 2 air pollution warning, alerting the public that particulate pollution in Missoula's air exceeds national limits.
RIVERTON — State environmental officials have removed groundwater cleanup systems at five locations in downtown Riverton.
When the dustup over air quality regulations ended Friday, there were wide cowboy smiles from one end of the Montana Stockgrowers Convention to the other.
HELENA — The owner of a central Montana landfill has agreed to pay the U.S. government $100,000 to settle a civil action over 1,600 tons of earth containing unsafe levels of lead that sat untreated and unprotected for about four years.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. — There's a lot more going on outside of Douglas than there used to be.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming landowners' group and other advocacy groups filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday asking for full disclosure of chemicals emitted from oil and gas production.
The haze was thick at Colstrip last week when I visited, but it wasn’t because of the 2,200-megawatt coal-burning facility there.
Steam rises from Rocky Mountain Power’s Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock in October 2010. The Wyoming congressional delegation and the utility are opposing an EPA haze plan in favor of a state-run plan, a move that would allow power plant owners more time for pollution control upgrades.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming Republican Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso supported a failed attempt to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants.