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Wyoming nears baseline tests before oil-gas drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and other water sources for pollution.

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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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Environmentalists, industry propose changes to Wyoming water-testing rule

Environmentalists, landowners and the oil and natural gas industry all had changes to propose for Wyoming’s draft rule for testing nearby groundwater before drilling oil-and-gas wells.

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Environmentalists, energy industry clash over Wyoming Red Desert proposal

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers bristled Thursday at a proposal to increase environmental protections in parts of the Red Desert, expressing concerns that it would hinder oil and gas development and harm the state economy.

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Commission takes up baseline water testing rule

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water testing in the state.

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Conservation groups oppose another round of Wyoming Range leases

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming and out-of-state citizens and conservation groups rallied to buy out a series of oil and gas leases in the Wyoming Range late last year, but the fight to stop oil and gas exploration in the area is far from over.

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Gov. Matt Mead headed to Middle East

Gov. Matt Mead headed to Middle East

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said he's heading to the Middle East for a weeklong trip to meet with energy industry officials about research that's going on at the University of Wyoming.

April 05, 2013 2:36 pmLoading…
Major Wyoming natural gas project brings both jobs and concerns

Major Wyoming natural gas project brings both jobs and concerns

CASPER, Wyo. — Continental Divide-Creston isn’t your typical natural gas project proposal.

April 01, 2013 11:41 am Photos

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Buyout nearly complete for Wyoming Range gas drilling leases

Parts of western Wyoming targeted for preservation from natural gas drilling are now safe, thanks to nearly $8.75 million raised by citizens and groups to buy a driller's development rights.

March 25, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Judge denies industry appeal on oil and gas leases in Wyoming, Utah

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked an industry effort to release federal oil and gas leases in two western states.

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Groups want more Red Desert drilling protections

CASPER — Some conservation groups want more environmental protections before a large drilling project in Wyoming's Red Desert is developed.

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Study: Wyoming outdoors spending nets $4.5B, jobs, tax revenues

Study: Wyoming outdoors spending nets $4.5B, jobs, tax revenues

CASPER, Wyo. — Outdoor recreation is a big business and job creator in Wyoming, an industry report shows.

February 17, 2013 10:06 pmLoading…
12 outdoor groups back license fee increases

12 outdoor groups back license fee increases

CASPER, Wyo. — An unlikely group of bedfellows has joined forces to support the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s proposed license fee increases.

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BLM extends public comment period on expansive drilling project

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal Bureau of Land Management will allow nearly two extra months for the public to comment on a large drilling project expansion in Wyoming’s Red Desert.

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Feds target Sinclair refinery emissions

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal investigative agency says it will study sulfur dioxide emissions from the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins, a move that could open the way for a harder look at the plant’s release of the pollutant.

June 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Conservation groups sue over Fortification Creek gas wells

CASPER, Wyo. -- Three conservation groups filed suit against the Interior Department in federal court Tuesday over a plan to open an ecologically fragile piece of northeast Wyoming to the development of hundreds of coalbed methane wells.

June 19, 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…

Environmentalists sue over fracking fluid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Environmentalists are suing the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, saying the regulatory agency hasn't done enough to justify honoring requests by companies to keep the public from reviewing ingredients in hydraulic fracturing fluids.

March 26, 2012 4:16 pmLoading…

Groups plan fracking suit

CASPER, Wyo. — Two environmental groups and a watchdog group will file a petition in a Wyoming court Monday, hoping a judge will force state regulators to release secret lists of chemicals used by some companies in the hydraulic fracturing process.

March 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

DEQ bill survives near-death experience

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation allowing the Department of Environmental Quality to sidestep a court ruling and continue issuing blanket general permits for water discharges and construction projects.

March 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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