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DEQ weighs stricter regulation around Pinedale

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators on Friday proposed new pollution standards aimed at curbing ozone levels in the Pinedale area.

June 14, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming sues EPA over regional haze

CASPER — The state of Wyoming sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, challenging the federal agency’s plan to control regional haze.

March 29, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Delays on long-awaited reports for Pavillion-area groundwater angers landowners

RIVERTON, Wyo. - State officials said Tuesday two reports in the Pavillion area groundwater investigation would be delayed until early 2014, further angering landowners who have for years complained nearby natural gas operations contaminated their water wells. A third report will likely be d…

December 18, 2013 12:16 pmLoading…

Superfund cleanup of mine waste in Superior complete

MISSOULA — The last of the Superfund mine waste in Superior’s town limits has been cleaned up and removed, federal officials announced Tuesday.

December 04, 2013 7:15 amLoading…
Laurel starting work on new sewer treatment system

Laurel starting work on new sewer treatment system

When some city officials show off their hometown’s best features, they like to point to new airport terminals or riverfront parks.

August 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pavillion group spells out water study concerns

Pavillion group spells out water study concerns

CHEYENNE — People who live in a central Wyoming gas field with tainted groundwater are pressing Gov. Matt Mead for more details about how Wyoming plans to take over and carry on with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigation into the contamination.

June 26, 2013 4:18 pmLoading…
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…

June 20, 2013 2:38 pm Related Loading…
In top coal state, gas to fuel next power plant

In top coal state, gas to fuel next power plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The next major power plant to be built in the nation's top coal-mining state will be fueled by natural gas.

May 22, 2013 6:11 pmLoading…
EPA proposes Superfund designation for Frenchtown millsite

EPA proposes Superfund designation for Frenchtown millsite

MISSOULA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the former Smurfit-Stone millsite in Frenchtown to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), making it eligible for additional study and cleanup resources under EPA's Superfund program.

May 21, 2013 2:18 pmLoading…

Trucking company fined $83K for gas spill at Flathead Lake

POLSON - Five years after one of its tanker trucks overturned on Montana Highway 35 and spilled more than 6,000 gallons of gasoline near Flathead Lake, Keller Transport of Billings has agreed to pay penalties totaling $83,500 to settle Clean Water Act claims.

May 07, 2013 3:10 pmLoading…

PSC urges EPA to rewrite or dump CO2 rules for new coal plants

HELENA — The state Public Service Commission is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to back off on proposed greenhouse-gas rules for new coal-fired power plants — almost one year after the comment period on the rule closed.

May 01, 2013 11:43 amLoading…

Report: Wyoming, other states must track water used for fracking

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming and other Western states need to better track the amount of groundwater that’s depleted by hydraulic fracturing, according to a new report by a regional land-use organization.

April 25, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Study: Sublette County ozone spikes drove more people to doctors

CASPER, Wyo. -- Higher pollution levels from 2008 to 2011 drove more people to Sublette County clinics and doctors, a new study shows.

April 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Meadow Gold Dairy meets Energy Star Challenge requirements, saves energy

Meadow Gold Dairy, the local Billings Dean Foods plant, has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's  “Energy Star Challenge for Industry” by reducing its energy intensity by 13.4 percent.

April 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Baucus, Tester ask EPA to evaluate contamination at Columbia Falls aluminum plant

COLUMBIA FALLS – Montana Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate contamination levels at the shuttered Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant.

March 11, 2013 8:37 pmLoading…
Sliding walls at Butte's Berkeley Pit raising concerns

Sliding walls at Butte's Berkeley Pit raising concerns

BUTTE —  Fifteen years ago, as state researchers ventured into the Berkeley Pit to collect their annual samples from the contaminated water, a surprise greeted them.

March 11, 2013 7:16 amLoading…
Missoula County urges keeping Frenchtown mill site off Superfund list

Missoula County urges keeping Frenchtown mill site off Superfund list

FRENCHTOWN – Missoula County urged environmental agencies Tuesday to seek an agreement with owners of the former Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. paper mill site in Frenchtown that could keep it off the Superfund National Priorities List.

March 05, 2013 9:44 pmLoading…
EPA Region 8 chief resigns; GOP cites email probe

EPA Region 8 chief resigns; GOP cites email probe

The man responsible for overseeing a controversial groundwater investigation in Wyoming and other work by the top federal environmental watchdog agency will soon step down.

February 19, 2013 4:26 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. can jump-start economy with green energy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Abandoning fossil fuel exploration altogether is not feasible for America. But significant further government support of oil and gas drilling in places like the Alaskan wilderness or the American heartland in the name of economic growth would be a huge mistake.

February 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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