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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wyoming’s winter ozone in check, so far

February 10, 2012

Wyoming’s winter ozone in check, so far
It’s ozone season in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin, but so far the region has avoided any prolonged spikes …

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Go ahead and blame EPA, but don’t politicize the science

February 9, 2012

The notion that the best thing for our human health, environment and wildlife is more mining and drilling and less (or loosened) regulation somehow continues …

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Find the source in Pavillion

January 30, 2012

Locker and his neighbors deserve a conclusive determination of the source of pollution, because their property values have fallen and any new long-term water supply …