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Study finds toxins, cancer-causing air pollution at oil, gas wells

October 30, 2014

At homes, farms near fracked sites, sample after sample reveal carcinogens, nerve toxins above federal health standards.

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Could federal protection mire sage grouse conservation?

October 28, 2014

If greater sage grouse are put on threatened or endangered list, some fear state support and sportsmen’s money will evaporate.

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Voters will decide: Should UW have non-resident trustees?

October 28, 2014

A legislator proposes amending the state constitution so non-residents can be trustees at the University of Wyoming, but former trustees say it’s an unneeded change.

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First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Wyoming

October 21, 2014

Same-sex couples applied for Wyoming marriage licenses today in the wake of a court ruling. Advocates say the licenses represent a new era for the …

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Photographers sue to stop Grand Teton elk hunt

October 21, 2014

Action in D.C. court says elk feeding is cause of hunt that killed one grizzly bear and could kill four more.

Energy drilling

The drilling industry’s explosion problem

October 21, 2014

Deadly fires and explosions occur too often in the oil and gas industry, according to some workplace safety proponents — a particular concern as drilling …

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Wyoming same-sex marriage ban overturned, Mead will not appeal

October 17, 2014

Despite attorneys assurances of an appeal in a hearing Thursday, Gov. Mead said the State will not appeal. Same-sex marriages will be legal in Wyoming. …

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Q&A: Al Simpson on same-sex marriage in the Equality State

October 17, 2014

WyoFile spoke with former Sen. Alan Simpson (R) to get his views on the same-sex marriage case and what it means for the Equality State.

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Judge will rule by 5 p.m. Monday on same-sex marriage in Wyoming

October 16, 2014

Mead administration asks for more time to make its case against allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

At ceremony, Governor, Interior Secretary sign agreements with 9 ranches.

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Wyoming’s stalemate on same-sex marriage may break this week

October 14, 2014

A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.

Environment elk vaccine

Widely used elk vaccine called ineffective

October 14, 2014

Game and Fish comparison shows inoculation statistically insignificant in reducing elk abortions, infection rate of brucellosis.

Environment grizzly hunters

Park hunters likely to kill more grizzlies

October 14, 2014

Review following 2012 shooting anticipates hunters will kill 6 more grizzly bears in Grand Teton, Elk Refuge.

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Wilderness at 50: Understanding its role in today’s economy

Commentary by Guest Column October 14, 2014 October 14, 2014

A survey from earlier this year found that “69 percent of Westerners are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports protections for some …

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Historic cattle drive traverses battlefield of beliefs and science

Commentary by Geoffrey O'Gara October 10, 2014 October 10, 2014

Documentary crew follows Green River Drift families, as well as conservationists who would like to reduce public lands grazing.

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University of Wyoming opens oil & gas drilling simulation lab

October 7, 2014

$1M in taxpayer funds used to match $1M gift from WPX Energy to build drilling rig simulator for UW students.

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An Ode to Autumn: Floating the Snake River

October 2, 2014

‘Don’t let this small window of crisp, perfect, beautiful fall days surrounding the equinox slip past uncelebrated.’

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EPA chooses experimental coal gasification over water

Commentary by Guest Column October 2, 2014 October 2, 2014

In 2012, the Powder River Basin Resource Council published a six-point plan to protect Wyoming’s groundwater.

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Essay: Futility Refuted

Commentary by Jeffrey Lockwood September 30, 2014 September 30, 2014

University of Wyoming professor says the work of stewardship will never be done — that is the curse and the blessing of being human.

Environment Green river

Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push