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Upper Green River Basin

EPA: Upper Green River Basin exceeded federal multi-year air standard

LANDER, Wyo. — Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin breached a key federal barrier for multiyear air pollution limits, forcing federal regulators to demand changes in the area.

May 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming shrugs at first EPA air pollution rules for gas drilling

CASPER, Wyo. — With similar rules already in effect, Wyoming officials are shrugging off the first national standards to control air pollution from oil and natural gas wells.

April 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Changing weather diminished ozone threat in Wyoming

Changing weather diminished ozone threat in Wyoming

PINEDALE — Ozone pollution isn't expected to be a problem in Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin thanks to an advancing storm system.

March 06, 2012 3:05 pm Related Loading…

Sublette County air quality task force nears first meeting

LANDER, Wyo. -- A new citizens' advisory task force will hold its first meeting Tuesday in Pinedale to talk about air quality.

February 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Historic Wyoming ranch protects operation with easement

Historic Wyoming ranch protects operation with easement

CODY, Wyo. — One of the oldest ranches in Wyoming held by a single family has agreed to a conservation easement that will protect more than 10,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New ozone task force not enough, some in Pinedale say

New ozone task force not enough, some in Pinedale say

PINEDALE, Wyo. — A new citizen’s advisory group and voluntary reduction of emissions by energy companies to combat high ozone levels in the Upper Green River Basin isn’t sufficient for some Pinedale residents.

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Natural Gas site fire hits Wyoming natural gas production

CASPER, Wyo. — A Tuesday fire at a natural gas compressor in southwestern Wyoming shut down the site, hampering production from the region.

December 07, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Biologists observe Wyoming pronghorn at planned crossing sites

Biologists observe Wyoming pronghorn at planned crossing sites

CODY, Wyo. — Throughout the fall, Jon Beckmann watched as thousands of pronghorn dodged cars and trucks while crossing a busy Wyoming highway during their annual migration.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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EPA grant funds $98K wetlands study in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $98,000 grant to study wetlands in Wyoming.

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Despite regulatory reprieve, Wyoming still has an ozone problem

Despite regulatory reprieve, Wyoming still has an ozone problem

President Barack Obama’s decision last week to back off from a more stringent ozone standard is intended to avoid an estimated $90 billion cost to implement, and to avoid adding another layer of regulatory “uncertainty” at a time when the nation’s unemployment rate remains dangerously elevated.

September 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Pronghorn may be shifting their migration to winter range due to energy development in the Upper Green River Basin, an ongoing study has found.

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Wyoming Smog

Wyoming Smog

Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin, where ozone levels last week exceeded the worst days in major U.S. cities last year. Local residents complain of runny eyes, nosebleeds and shortness of breath and say the air is hazy. Gas industry of…

March 08, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming Smog

Wyoming Smog

A ground-level flare roars at a well site in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin, where ozone levels in February and March exceeded the worst days in major U.S. cities last year. Local residents complain of runny eyes, nosebleeds and shortness of breath and say the air is hazy. Gas ind…

March 08, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…

EPA smog rule effect on gas industry to be seen

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The gas industry says it has taken steps to reduce smog in western Wyoming, but whether that will be enough to comply with a proposed new federal smog rule remains to be seen.

January 10, 2010 12:10 pmLoading…

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