air quality

Featured Citizens ask the state to revoke Two Elk power plant permit

Citizens ask state to revoke Two Elk power plant permit

April 25, 2014

An emissions permit first issued in 2003 for the proposed Two Elk power plant is in question because of minimal construction and no financing.

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DEQ installs mobile air quality unit in Afton

January 7, 2014

DEQ installs mobile air quality unit in Afton
(Wyoming DEQ press release) – Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Division (AQD) has begun operating …

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State prepares forecasts for winter ozone season in upper Green River Basin

December 22, 2013

State prepares forecasts for winter ozone season in upper Green River Basin
(Wyoming DEQ press release) – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality …

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EPA grants Wind River Indian Reservation power to monitor air quality

December 10, 2013

The tribes will be treated as a state and given authority to monitor air quality 50 miles beyond the borders of the reservation, including the …

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Pro-coal arguments win the day at Denver EPA hearing on CO2 regulations

November 5, 2013

Coal industry workers from Wyoming and other states shared their views at an Environmental Protection Agency meeting in Denver.

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Citizens ask the state to curb flaring

June 18, 2013

Citizens say Wyoming needs to update its rules guiding natural gas flares to avoid exposure to toxins and loss of revenue.

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Gov Mead releases statewide energy plan

May 13, 2013

Gov Mead releases statewide energy plan
— May 13, 2013
(Press release:) Wyoming leads the nation in energy exports to the rest of the country and takes …

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Wyoming steps up enforcement on energy industries

April 12, 2013

The commission, by delaying definitive action for two years, also risked human health and the environment in Wyoming. Violations of our environmental protections are serious …

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DEQ to increase compliance checks of engines at oil and gas production sites

April 11, 2013

DEQ to increase compliance checks of engines at oil and gas production sites
Beginning this spring, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division …

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Emission questions loom large over oil and gas industry

March 5, 2013

Drillers want 24,000 new gas wells while Wyoming still struggles to prove it has solved its wintertime ozone problem.

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Wyoming escapes ozone season, but not ozone problem

April 20, 2012

Wyoming escapes ozone season, but not ozone problem
Pinedale area residents can breathe easy now that the wintertime ozone season has passed without any exceedences of …

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Are Feds Slowing Oil and Gas Permitting?

June 28, 2011

Of the seven major oil and gas EISs now in the works in Wyoming, none have gotten to the “draft” stage. Once a draft is …

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Wyoming’s low rig count worries policymakers

June 23, 2011

Having led the Rockies’ natural gas boom during the past decade, Wyoming policymakers get extremely nervous when rigs are busy drilling outside the Cowboy State.

“Some …

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State adds air quality monitoring station

May 17, 2011

The new station is located south of Rock Springs in the Hiawatha Gas Field, and will provide data to help DEQ assess ambient air quality …

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Winter ozone problem confounds regulators, industry

April 26, 2011

The mystery behind the wintertime ozone problem that has plagued parts of the Intermountain West is deepening as pollution levels during the first quarter of …