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EPA: Climate regs won’t crimp North Dakota’s energy boom

March 4, 2014

EPA’s goal is to write a rule that reduces Earth-warming CO2 emissions without threatening energy reliability. The Obama administration wants its rule to avoid significant …

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BLM advancing multi-state line on route that avoids most sensitive landscapes

February 25, 2014

Federal land managers are considering several alternative routes for the 412-mile Gateway West transmission line, originating in Wyoming.

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EPA requires more scrutiny of Wyo. gasification project

February 4, 2014

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not allow for enough public input before giving an underground coal gasification project preliminary approval to pollute an …

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Justices press government in Wyo. man’s challenge to Forest Service rail trail

January 15, 2014

The Supreme Court hears a Wyoming man’s challenge to the Forest Service’s construction of a bicycle trail across his property.

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Inadequate training leads to Hispanic oil worker injury risk

December 10, 2013

Hispanic workers in the U.S. oil and gas industry bear a disproportionate share of workplace injuries, as gaps in health insurance and language issues put …

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FWS considering eagle take permit for massive Wyo. wind farm

December 6, 2013

Environmental impact statement to study wind farm effects on golden eagles, potentially leading to permit allowing harm or kill of eagles.

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House GOP wants answers on Obama aide’s role in Pavillion

September 19, 2013

Documents show that Heather Zichal operated behind the scenes as EPA prepared to release its findings that fracking had contaminated groundwater in Pavillion.

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Interior to return $110M in mineral royalties to states

August 27, 2013

The Interior Department announced it will return $110M in mineral royalties withheld from states under budget sequestration, including $41m for Wyoming.

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Many oil and gas mishaps among drillers, but few fines

July 16, 2013

State records show that state and federal agencies pursue fines against oil and gas producers in only a small minority of spill cases.

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U.S. well sites in 2012 discharged more than Valdez

July 9, 2013

15.6 million gallons of oil and other liquids were reported spilled at production sites last year, more than what leaked from the infamous 1989 spill.

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EPA abandons investigation into Wyo. water contamination

June 21, 2013

U.S. EPA has abandoned its investigation of groundwater contamination near oil and gas operations in Wyoming. The agency will not seek peer review and will …

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FWS: Wolves ‘no longer face the threat of extinction’

June 7, 2013

The Interior Department today formalized plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in most of the lower 48 states.

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GOP blasts White House request to boost fracking study funds

April 30, 2013

The GOP criticized an Obama administration request for additional funds in an ongoing fracking study into the practice’s health and safety consequences.

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Groups say new management plan fails to protect sage grouse

April 2, 2013

Conservation groups say a new BLM plan covering millions of acres in central Wyoming fails to adequately protect the habitat of the imperiled sage grouse.

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Settlement to remove herds from Wyo. grazing lands riles mustang advocates

March 26, 2013

A settlement between Wyoming ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management over herd management has mustang advocates crying foul.

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Wyoming dreams of marrying its wind to rich California markets

February 19, 2013

Energy companies & government officials aim to connect the state’s robust wind energy industry to high demand markets throughout the Southwest.

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Grad student strives to bring buffalo back to Wyo. reservation

December 18, 2012

Jason Baldes wants to bring buffalo back to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, but it won’t be an easy undertaking.

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Pavillion driller blasts EPA contamination findings

December 7, 2012

Encana Co. is calling on the EPA to withdraw a draft report that linked hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming to groundwater contamination in the Wyoming town.

The Pitch

Poll backed by industry, union shows support for Northwest terminals

November 29, 2012

Poll backed by industry, union shows support for Northwest terminals
By Manuel Quinones, Environment & Energy reporter
November 29, 2012

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The Pitch

Industry sees possible boom in eastern Wyo.; others worry about resource impacts

November 27, 2012

Industry sees possible boom in eastern Wyo.; others worry about resource impacts
by Scott Streater, Environment & Energy reporter
November 27, 2012
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