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Crashes near Lander, Douglas kill at least two

CASPER, Wyo. — At least two people were killed in crashes on Wyoming roads Thursday afternoon, one near Douglas and another near Lander.

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$1.75B coal gasification plant construction start planned for 2014

CASPER, Wyo. — Construction of one of the state's most-discussed energy projects will begin in about a year, according to documents filed by the company doing the building.

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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…

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Panel moves Cloud Peak coal lease forward

Panel moves Cloud Peak coal lease forward

CASPER, Wyo. — A board comprised of local and federal officials gave a coal lease in southern Montana its seal of approval Wednesday, meaning the lease will soon undergo a public review process.

June 19, 2013 7:06 pmLoading…

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…

Federal fracking rules spark worries

RIVERTON, Wyo. – State officials, active Wyoming producers and even a state representative of a federal agency all expressed concern Friday over how newly proposed federal rules for hydraulic fracturing would work.

June 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Casper driver veers off road, down steep hill, into embankment

Casper driver veers off road, down steep hill, into embankment

CASPER, Wyo. -- An unidentified man was transported to the Wyoming Medical Center on Thursday after driving a truck down a steep hill in Casper and crashing into an embankment.

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Wyoming officials unveil pre-drilling water testing rules

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil and natural gas producers could soon be required to conduct at least three sets of baseline water tests before and during the drilling and production of oil and natural gas wells in Wyoming.

June 11, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…

EPA re-proposes rules for controlling Wyoming pollution

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s largest power provider says a newly re-proposed federal rule could close many of its coal-fired power plants early.

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Wyoming lawmakers eye energy project tax split between counties

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers want to consider draft legislation that would split sales tax money from new multi-county energy projects — such as pipelines and powerlines — among the affected counties.

June 03, 2013 11:15 pmLoading…
Gas-powered engines could reduce flaring

Gas-powered engines could reduce flaring

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper company is selling a product that it believes could address one of Wyoming’s burning energy issues — and business is booming.

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DKRW coal-to-gasoline plant in Wyoming faces deadline, questions

CASPER, Wyo. — One of the Wyoming's most-talked-about energy projects is nearing a critical deadline and facing some significant questions.

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming company plans 300-turbine wind farm near Wheatland, Chugwater

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — An otherwise quiet Wyoming company rolled out early details of a planned wind farm destined to be one of the state's largest. The public got its first chance to comment on the project near Wheatland and Chugwater on Tuesday night.

May 29, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming oil production up in 2012 but still down historically

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil production is on the upswing after decades of decline, but recent production is still nowhere near the state’s all-time peak.

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Land researcher seeks study for silica sand mine near Glendo

CASPER, Wyo. — A Massachusetts land researcher is working with at least one Wyoming state senator to determine whether a large sand deposit near Glendo could be used to produce silicon metal.

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Sublette County water wells show lessening polution

CASPER, Wyo. — A water-monitoring program in Sublette County recently detected pollutants exceeding state standards in three water wells near a large nearby natural gas field.

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Utility: No payout to Casper customers with electronics fried in outage

CASPER, Wyo. — Larry Mayer has paid at least $200 to replace surge protectors and wireless routers damaged by Sunday's Rocky Mountain Power substation failure. The Natrona County Public Library lost at least two computers, a power system to the building's electric doors and a self-checkout s…

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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.

May 20, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wasatch Wind seeks permit delay for planned Glenrock wind farm

A Utah wind company is asking a state board for more time to prove it can fund its planned wind power project near Glenrock, claiming a series of legal challenges have slowed its progress by more than a year.

May 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Oil-to-rail facility aimed for heart of Wyo coal country

A Colorado company last week added its name to a growing list of companies building crude-oil rail loading facilities in Wyoming, but company officials say their project has a leg up on the rest.

May 18, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming gas prices soar on heels of refinery outages, short supply

Jack Stewart pulled up to a pump at the Common Cents store on North Poplar Street.

May 17, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

BLM draft fracking rules get close look in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The Obama administration said Thursday that it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Many in Wyoming were still digesting the new federal rules at press time.

May 16, 2013 4:31 pmLoading…

Water testing rules outlined for Wyoming oil and natural gas drillers

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A member of Gov. Matt Mead’s staff laid out an early vision of Wyoming’s impending baseline groundwater testing rules Wednesday, including glimpses into what oil and natural gas drillers will be required to test for and where they might have to collect samples.

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Wyoming lawmakers grappling with 1,200 orphaned coalbed methane wells

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Some state legislators, officials and interest group representatives spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday morning wrestling with a mounting problem in northeast Wyoming — orphaned coalbed methane wells.

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Encana plans to treat wasterwater from proposed Moneta Divide gas field in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. -- The company drawing public and regulatory attention for its proposal to pump wastewater from an oil-and-natural gas field west of Casper into an aquifer on Tuesday rolled out part of its long-term plan to treat water from another 4,200-well project in the same location.

May 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Mead unveils Wyoming energy policy 2 years in making

Mead unveils Wyoming energy policy 2 years in making

CASPER, Wyo. -- New rules for baseline water testing, off-site mitigation and reclamation are among the hallmarks of Gov. Matt Mead’s official strategy for energy management in Wyoming.

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Company developing nation's largest conservancy in central Wyoming

Company developing nation's largest conservancy in central Wyoming

PATHFINDER RANCH, Wyo. — Jeff Meyer walked a dry stretch of Sweetwater River in the shadow of Devil’s Gate, southwest of Casper.

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Sweetwater County extends wind farm moratorium

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming county extended its moratorium on new wind farms Tuesday, lengthening a hold that has lasted more than a year.

May 07, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Steam injection oil project proposed between Rawlins and Lander

CASPER, Wyo. — A Colorado company wants to use steam to extract oil from a field between Rawlins and Lander.

May 07, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Oil company sues Wyoming counties over taxes

CASPER, Wyo. — An Oklahoma company is suing at least three Wyoming counties, two energy companies and a bank over a tax dispute dating back to 2009.

May 05, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Report: Grand Teton National Park at risk from oil-and-gas development

CASPER, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park could be among the country's national parks put at risk by oil-and-gas wells, according to results of a newly released study.

May 04, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Peabody Coal Protest

Peabody Coal Protest

Fern MacDougal hangs a banner from the rafters above the entrance to Gillette College while protesting a Peabody Energy shareholders meeting on Monday in Gillette. MacDougal was arrested for trespassing after climbing down from the building.

April 29, 2013 10:07 pmLoading…
Police arrest three protesters at Peabody shareholders meeting in Gillette

Police arrest three protesters at Peabody shareholders meeting in Gillette

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Three protesters were arrested Monday by Gillette Police at a meeting of Peabody Energy shareholders at Gillette College on Monday, according to an activist group affiliated with the protesters.

April 29, 2013 10:03 pmLoading…

Peabody Energy to hold annual meeting in Gillette

GILLETTE -- Three protesters were arrested Monday by Gillette Police at a meeting of Peabody Energy shareholders at Gillette College on Monday, according to an activist group affiliated with the protesters.

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BLM releases final study on Gateway West transmission line

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government released its final environmental study of the Gateway West interstate transmission line Friday, meaning the project could be approved later this year.

April 28, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Coal miners protest at Arch Coal meeting in Wyoming

Coal miners protest at Arch Coal meeting in Wyoming

WRIGHT, Wyo. — About 20 coal miners from all over the country descended upon a small coal town in northeast Wyoming on Thursday.

April 25, 2013 10:45 pmLoading…

Eagle Butte coal mine in Wyoming cited for two safety violations

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal mine safety regulator has cited a Wyoming coal mine for two safety violations, including one that injured a worker.

April 25, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Study: Sage grouse might need more space

Study: Sage grouse might need more space

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's policy to protect sage grouse may allow for more disturbance near their breeding grounds than what the bird can tolerate, according to a new government study.

April 25, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Cheyenne, Casper net good air quality grades; Sublette County ranks worst

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper and Cheyenne have some of the cleanest air in the country, and Sublette County is among the most polluted counties, according to a study by the American Lung Association.

April 24, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

DEQ notes lackluster infrastructure; Cameco appeals 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.

April 21, 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.

April 21, 2013 5:38 pmLoading…

Companies clash over gas injection in southwest Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Two companies could soon end a court dispute over the the right to store hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide underground in southwest Wyoming.

April 18, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Environmental groups: Halt new Powder River Basin coal mining

New U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received a Wyoming-centric letter on Monday, her first day overseeing federal lands.

April 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Energy Fuels to open uranium mine near Jeffrey City by 2015

Tiny Jeffrey City may soon see an influx of new residents.

April 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Denbury readies gas plant, aims for Wyoming CO2 boost

Denbury readies gas plant, aims for Wyoming CO2 boost

CASPER, Wyo. — A Texas company will soon clear another step in its mission to flood the Rocky Mountain oil market with carbon dioxide, a gas used to push hard-to-get oil to the surface.

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Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Sweetwater County investigators continue to probe how an oil field explosive gun ended up in a Rock Springs gutter earlier this month.

April 12, 2013 11:45 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…

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.

April 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Encana plan for aquifer wastewater well faces EPA scrutiny

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a company asking to inject oil and gas well wastewater into an aquifer in central Wyoming to do more to prove it won't pollute the aquifer and show it won't be used for drinking water.

April 10, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

New federal land use plan draws ire of Wyoming counties, industry

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government's nearly complete land use plan revision for a 2.4-million-acre area from northwest of Dubois to southeast of Jeffrey City is drawing the ire of some in the area, including county governments and a major energy producer.

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