Environment

Energy lodge

VIP lodge a favorite stop for high- and low-level officials

December 16, 2014

Obama administration officials from the lower rungs of government, not just A-list figures like Vice President Joe Biden, have used a vacation lodge in Wyoming’s …

Energy Osha hazard

OSHA issues hazard alert for fracking and drilling

December 16, 2014

OSHA this month issued an alert warning of the dangers of explosions and poisonous hydrogen sulfide during flowback operations.

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Regulators back smog rules for Sublette area

December 11, 2014

Air quality board unanimous in limiting emissions that cause winter ozone spikes near Jonah, Anticline gas fields.

Environment Water bills

Wyoming dam construction plans advance

December 9, 2014

Three bills would launch efforts near Hyattville, at New Fork Lake, Big Sandy.

Environment Pinedale main

Tests urged for people, animals near fracking

December 5, 2014

As science review calls for monitoring at gas fields, industry says it’s regulated enough.

Environment new air

Tempest buffets new air quality rules for Sublette County

December 2, 2014

Wyoming’s Air Quality Advisory Board hears conflicting views on Wyoming standards as feds move further to reduce ozone.

Environment water pollution

30 years of data show wilderness water pollution

November 25, 2014

In Wind River Range, where air is supposed to be pristine, pollution changes life in alpine lakes

Energy water sampling

High-stakes suit pits ranchers against water-sampling greens

November 25, 2014

More than a dozen ranchers have filed a trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project — an organization that aims to stop grazing on public lands.

Environment Wilderness migration

Wildlife wilderness migration comes alive in video mapping project

November 19, 2014

Radio collar data is superimposed, time-lapsed, on maps to show how important wilderness and other lands are to Wyoming animals.

Environment pay for wildlife

Study: Non-hunters contribute most to wildlife

November 18, 2014

While hunters generate funds for state agencies, federal lands in the West are the essential foundation

Environment wildlife

Who should pay for Wyoming’s wildlife?

November 11, 2014

Law review article proposes changes as Game and Fish looks toward deficit

Environment health implications

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.

Environment Sally - Brad

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.

Environment elk hunt

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 …

Environment Jewell- Mead

Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

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

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.

Environment Green river

Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

Environment Yellowstone wolves

Judge spikes Wyo. wolf plan, reinstates federal protections

September 25, 2014

For now, it is illegal to kill or harass a wolf anywhere in Wyoming.