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Environment Thumbnail image for EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many

EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many

July 3, 2013

Environmentalists say the agency is systematically disengaging from any research that could be perceived as questioning the safety of the practice.

Environment Thumbnail image for Feds sacrifice tomorrow’s water to mine uranium today

Feds sacrifice tomorrow’s water to mine uranium today

December 27, 2012

A battle over uranium mining at a remote 35,000-acre tract in Wyoming could shape decisions nationwide as mining surges in drought-stricken areas.

Energy Thumbnail image for EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

November 15, 2011

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. Not for republication by Wyoming media.
As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling …

Energy Thumbnail image for Critics Find Gaps in State Laws to Disclose Hydrofracking Chemicals

Critics Find Gaps in State Laws to Disclose Hydrofracking Chemicals

Commentary by ProPublica June 28, 2011 June 28, 2011

Wyoming’s rules are the strongest in place, although it’s unclear how thoroughly they are being enforced. The rules require public disclosure of all the chemicals …

Energy Thumbnail image for One Man’s Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Fracking

One Man’s Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Fracking

March 1, 2011

Meeks used to have abundant water on his small alfalfa ranch, a 40-acre plot speckled with apple and plum trees northeast of the Wind River …

Energy Thumbnail image for Drilling Industry Says Diesel Use Was Legal

Drilling Industry Says Diesel Use Was Legal

February 8, 2011

After three members of Congress reported this week that drilling companies have been injecting large amounts of diesel fuel underground to hydraulically fracture oil and …

Energy Thumbnail image for State Oil and Gas Regulators Are Spread Too Thin to Do Their Jobs

State Oil and Gas Regulators Are Spread Too Thin to Do Their Jobs

Commentary by ProPublica January 7, 2010 January 7, 2010

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica – December 30, 2009 12:38 pm EST

Larry Parrish knew something was wrong as soon as he wheeled his state-owned pickup …

Energy Thumbnail image for Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution

Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution

Commentary by ProPublica December 14, 2009 December 14, 2009

As environmental concerns threaten to derail natural gas drilling projects across the country, the energy industry has developed innovative ways to make it easier to …

Energy

EPA: Chemicals Found in Wyo. Drinking Water Might Be From Fracking

Commentary by ProPublica August 26, 2009 August 26, 2009

Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near Pavillion, Wyo., have found…