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Wyoming Department Of Environmental Quality

Wyoming legislators voice opposition to proposed EPA water rule

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming water regulators are preparing for what they say will be a vague regulatory climate upon the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Waters of the U.S." rule.

October 15, 2014 11:04 amLoading…

Regulators investigate Casper airport for WWII-era contamination

CASPER, Wyo. — The four-engine drone of the B-24 Liberator has long since faded at Casper/Natrona County International Airport.

July 25, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

Demolition begins on idle Wyoming plant

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A project to demolish and clean up a former oil refinery and chemical plant is underway in west Laramie.

July 08, 2014 10:30 amLoading…

Wyoming DEQ recognized for reclamation work

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has been recognized for a reclamation project in Sweetwater County.

June 29, 2014 11:04 amLoading…

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.

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DEQ finds no more benzene in Hoback wells

JACKSON, Wyo. — The state Department of Environmental Quality has been testing groundwater in the Hoback area of northwest Wyoming for benzene.

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Wyoming: Gas field pollution studies nearly done

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State officials planning to meet with homeowners affected by tainted groundwater in a central Wyoming gas field said they have finished one investigation and were wrapping up another into possible causes of the pollution.

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Wyoming DEQ announces reclamation award

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two Thunder Basin Coal Co. mines are being recognized for their reclamation work by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

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Wyoming testing Hoback wells

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is testing private wells in Hoback this week to find if benzene detected in Hoback Market's well is found in others nearby.

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West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

West Casper neighbors worry about impact of proposed storage site

CASPER, Wyo. — Dean Dick motioned his arm along a plane of a rusty wire fence bordering a pond of surface water that ripples above an aquifer.

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Wyoming coal gasification hearing set for Wednesday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A project that would produce gas by oxidizing an underground coal seam will be the subject of a state Department of Environmental Quality public hearing Wednesday in Wright that’s been scheduled at the behest of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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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…

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Pinedale gas fields get tougher emission rules

Pinedale gas fields get tougher emission rules

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators imposed strict air quality standards on natural gas operations in the Pinedale area this month, in an effort to curb high ozone levels that have bedeviled the region for years.

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Wyoming officials call for timeout on missile silo cleanup

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will honor a state request to temporarily halt the cleanup of groundwater contamination at an abandoned Atlas missile site west of Cheyenne.

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Wyoming regulators cite 6 companies for air pollution

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality recently cited six companies for air pollution concerns, including one firm that requested a permit for a gas production plant three years late.

June 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Uranium company cited for lackluster infrastructure, appealing Wyoming DEQ decision

Uranium company cited for lackluster infrastructure, appealing Wyoming DEQ decision

CASPER, Wyo. — State environmental regulators and a uranium company are at odds over whether the company allowed precursors of uranium contamination to seep into test water wells near their field.

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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…

Wyoming installs new air quality monitoring stations

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality's Air Quality Division has started to operate new air quality monitoring stations in Casper and Rock Springs.

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Wyoming DEQ: Multiple oil and gas companies violated air rules

Wyoming DEQ: Multiple oil and gas companies violated air rules

Wyoming's environmental regulator has hit a handful of oil and gas operators with citations for air pollution, including one company previously singled out by some for its gas flaring practices.

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Jackson co-op cited for gas pipeline emissions

JACKSON, Wyo. — State regulators say the pipeline that provides natural gas to Jackson is emitting too much gas into the atmosphere in Sublette County.

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