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Energy Thumbnail image for EPA delays Pavillion review for more groundwater testing

EPA delays Pavillion review for more groundwater testing

March 8, 2012

In a joint statement today Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes said “further sampling of the …

Energy Thumbnail image for Mead to meet with Pavillion residents to talk water supply

Mead to meet with Pavillion residents to talk water supply

February 1, 2012

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will meet with Pavillion area residents from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday to discuss strategies for a long-term drinking water …

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Congressional research group issues report on EPA’s Pavillion investigation

January 31, 2012

Two key critics of the EPA’s Pavillion groundwater investigation draft report are scheduled to testify before a congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, in response to the …

Energy Thumbnail image for What EPA really said about Wyo. fracking pollution

What EPA really said about Wyo. fracking pollution

January 24, 2012

Environment & Energy reporter Mike Soraghan gives an accurate description of the EPA’s findings, and outlines their implications.

Energy Thumbnail image for EnCana wants fracking expert on EPA’s Pavillion review panel

EnCana wants fracking expert on EPA’s Pavillion review panel

January 11, 2012

EnCana wants fracking expert on EPA’s Pavillion review panel
This week EnCana Oil & Gas USA continued to criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implication of …

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EnCana to EPA: Stop public comment on Pavillion fracking report

January 10, 2012

EnCana Oil & Gas USA continues its criticism of an Environmental Protection Agency report implicating hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — as a likely contributor …

Energy Thumbnail image for EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking

EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking

December 8, 2011

EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking
An Environmental Protection Agency draft report on Thursday confirms that chemicals commonly used in hydraulic fracturing in the extraction …

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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 WATER FOR OIL: Wyoming farmers earn cash diverting irrigation water to oil rigs

WATER FOR OIL: Wyoming farmers earn cash diverting irrigation water to oil rigs

November 30, 2010

Dozens of landowners are voluntarily forgoing crop irrigation to divert their appropriated water to drilling companies instead. Rather than yield a few hundred dollars per …