DEQ

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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.

The Pitch

Industrial Siting Council to consider permit for Simplot ammonia plant

May 28, 2014

Simplot proposes to build and operate the plant on its land at the company’s phosphate fertilizer complex 5 miles south of Rock Springs.

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.

The Pitch

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 …

The Pitch

State wants volunteer snow watchers to aid in ozone efforts

September 6, 2013

State wants volunteer snow watchers to aid in ozone efforts
— September 6, 2013
(Press release) The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) is interested in expanding …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Reclamation aint easy, and drought doesn’t help

Reclamation aint easy, and drought doesn’t help

May 2, 2013

The challenge of reseeding and general surface reclamation in this arid environment can be a major roadblock for energy development in Wyoming. Thousands of acres …

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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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Environmental groups ask Wyoming to revoke Two Elk coal-fired power plant permit

March 21, 2013

Two environmental groups are asking Wyoming regulators to revoke a key permit for Two Elk Power Co.’s proposed “waste coal” power plant in northeast Wyoming …

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Wyoming deploys strategy to battle ozone

March 14, 2013

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday made public its Ozone Strategy, a requirement of the federal “non-attainment” designation applied to the Sublette County …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Injection well case highlights energy vs. water challenge in Wyoming

Injection well case highlights energy vs. water challenge in Wyoming

March 13, 2013

Barring an objection from federal officials, EnCana Oil & Gas USA will be allowed to inject tainted “produced” water from its network of natural gas …

Energy Thumbnail image for Emission questions loom large over oil and gas industry

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.

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Wyoming DEQ blocks university research on ozone

Wyoming DEQ blocks university research on ozone

December 20, 2012

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials came under fire this month for their recommendation not to fund an ongoing mobile monitoring and research effort …

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Pavillion working group meets Oct 10

October 2, 2012

Pavillion working group meets Oct 10
The Pavillion working group will continue its work on groundwater contamination at a public meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. October …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for State has fuzzy math on regional haze

State has fuzzy math on regional haze

August 23, 2012

There’s plenty of hot air in Wyoming’s opposition to the E.P.A’s regional haze plan, powered by the burning of Wyoming coal.

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Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures

July 25, 2012

Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures
The Pavillion Working Group met this week for the first time since November 2011, delayed by the controversy that erupted over …

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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 …

Legislature

WOC: Final Week: The Legislature has important work to do

March 6, 2012

Final Week: The Legislature Has Important Work to Do
On Mon. Mar. 5, Richard Garrett, Jr. of the Wyoming Outdoor Council wrote about the remaining week of the …

The Pitch

Wyoming officials forecast elevated ozone

March 3, 2012

Wyoming officials forecast elevated ozone
   — Editor’s note: This story was updated on Monday, March 5.
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality recently warned Wyoming residents …

Legislature

In a short bugdet session, still some environment-related bills

February 20, 2012

In a short budget Session, still some environment-related bills
Richard Garrett, Jr. of the Wyoming Outdoor Council discusses environmental bills at the fast-paced 2012 budget session …