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Extent of Wyoming missile site pollution under study

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.

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PPL Montana agrees to install pollution monitors

PPL Montana agrees to install pollution monitors

HELENA — PPL Montana has agreed to install new pollution monitors at its Colstrip and Corette coal-fired plants.

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Guest opinion: Coping with health risks of wildfire smoke

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 …

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EPA levies $2.5M penalty against U.S. cement maker

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.

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Guest opinion: Montana PSC sides with polluters, against public health

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.

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Groups seek tighter flaring rules from Wyo regulators

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.

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Wyoming reports pollution in Belle Fourche River

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.

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EPA agrees to investigate Columbia Falls plant

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.

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EPA outlines next steps for Lockwood Superfund site cleanup

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.

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Missoula air pollution exceeds federal limit

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.

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DEQ removes 5 pollution cleanup systems in Riverton

RIVERTON — State environmental officials have removed groundwater cleanup systems at five locations in downtown Riverton.

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Ranchers pleased that farm dust issue is settled

Ranchers pleased that farm dust issue is settled

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.

December 15, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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$100K deal reached over lead-contaminated waste

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.

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Flaring, an oil producer necessity, falls into regulatory gap

Flaring, an oil producer necessity, falls into regulatory gap

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — There's a lot more going on outside of Douglas than there used to be.

November 27, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Coalition asks EPA to mandate oil and gas chemical disclosure

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.

October 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Reality check for EPA’s Regional Haze Rule

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.

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Steam rises from the Dave Johnston Power Plant

Steam rises from the Dave Johnston Power Plant

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.

August 06, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming senators oppose EPA rule to reduce toxic air pollution

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.

June 20, 2012 12:12 pmLoading…

Shelby gets $200,000 to clean up Rainbow Hotel

SHELBY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the city of Shelby is getting a $200,000 grant to clean up the historic Rainbow Hotel property downtown.

May 24, 2012 8:46 pmLoading…
St. Vincent Healthcare receives EcoStar award for a 4th year

St. Vincent Healthcare receives EcoStar award for a 4th year

For the fourth consecutive year, St. Vincent Healthcare received an EcoStar award for pollution prevention.

May 04, 2012 7:22 pm Photos

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