fracking

The Pitch

Sublette leak spilled 21,000 gallons of produced water

November 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.

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.

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 …

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There’s more to Pavillion to be upset about than recent conjecture

February 18, 2014

Looking back at this flare up, I’m struck by how much flash and heat is concentrated on conjecture when there’s so much more of substance …

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Wyoming approves groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas

November 12, 2013

Wyoming passed a baseline groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas activity, which may provide data needed to determine if drilling or fracking damages …

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Critics: Chesapeake deal erodes spirit of sage grouse strategy

October 8, 2013

Mead says private minerals pre-empt state’s authority, while others say the deal should have been more transparent.

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House GOP wants answers on Obama aide’s role in Pavillion

September 19, 2013

Documents show that Heather Zichal operated behind the scenes as EPA prepared to release its findings that fracking had contaminated groundwater in Pavillion.

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If North Colorado secession fails, Wyoming shouldn’t take them in

September 10, 2013

Counties in North Colorado have suggested secession or joining Wyoming as a way to circumvent the liberal forces in their statehouse.

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Is Gov Mead’s exclusion charge against EPA hypocrisy?

August 1, 2013

Pavillion residents left out of groundwater pollution negotiations could take issue with Gov. Mead’s charge that Wyo. got excluded from regional haze talks.

The Pitch

Pavillion Working Group meeting set for August

July 3, 2013

Pavillion Working Group meeting set for August
(Press release) On Friday, August 2, 2013, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Wyoming Oil and Gas …

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EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many

July 3, 2013

Environmentalists say the agency is systematically disengaging from any research that could be perceived as questioning the safety of the practice.

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Gov Mead must deliver answers to fracking question in Pavillion pollution

June 27, 2013

Without buy-in from all stakeholders — especially the tribes and the Pavillion area residents — there can be no true resolution.

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EPA abandons investigation into Wyo. water contamination

June 21, 2013

U.S. EPA has abandoned its investigation of groundwater contamination near oil and gas operations in Wyoming. The agency will not seek peer review and will …

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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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Wyoming embarks on groundwater monitoring rule for oil and gas development

June 13, 2013

This week, officials from Gov. Matt Mead’s staff, along with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, set out to implement a plan that may …

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GOP blasts White House request to boost fracking study funds

April 30, 2013

The GOP criticized an Obama administration request for additional funds in an ongoing fracking study into the practice’s health and safety consequences.

The Pitch

Feds host meeting Thursday to discuss Moneta Divide natural gas proposal

March 9, 2013

Feds host meeting Thursday to discuss Moneta Divide natural gas proposal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott …

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Bill for more fracking chemical disclosure, groundwater testing dies

January 28, 2013

Senate File 157 mandated that oil and natural gas operators conduct baseline testing of groundwater aquifers prior to drilling and fracking, a requirement aimed at …

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Screening and discussion focuses on communities dealing with fracking

January 16, 2013

If you’re in Casper this Thursday evening you might consider catching Promised Land at the Studio City movie theater complex, if not for the big …

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EPA again delays Pavillion groundwater investigation related to fracking

January 10, 2013

This week’s news of yet another delay further frustrated stakeholders on all sides of the issue, including some Pavillion area residents who believe the EPA’s …