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Time for Wyoming to reform oil and gas bonding regs

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Why doesn’t the oil and gas industry have to live up to the same standards applied to other industries?

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Gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar talks energy policy

July 8, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says there’s more to Wyoming’s energy challenges than simply suing EPA.

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State: Wyoming is a ‘wonderland’ of energy potential

February 26, 2014

“The capacity to increase coal production and the capacity to increase natural gas production is there, given the right market circumstances,” said Wyoming State Geological …

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State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming

February 26, 2014

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 26, 2014
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CHEYENNE – Nine Wyoming …

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Senate bill to increase oil and gas bond gains initial approval

February 20, 2014

The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill to increase the bond required for oil and gas operators to gain entry to private …

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Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M

February 13, 2014

Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M
— February 13, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated more than $14 million for …

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Atlantic Rim natural gas development review team set to meet in January

December 22, 2013

Atlantic Rim natural gas development review team set to meet in January
(BLM press release) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) …

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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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Bruce Babbitt: Wyoming BLM should end era of non-regulation

November 26, 2013

The BP America proposal to drill 8,950 more natural gas wells in southern Wyoming could be a turning point for Wyoming BLM.

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Energy company was allowed to harass wildlife and run hunters off Battle Mountain

November 22, 2013

Energy activity was allowed to trump smart wildlife management as ungulates and hunters alike were run off Battle Mountain by helicopters and ground crews.

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Public mineral parcels for February 2014 oil and gas lease sale posted

November 13, 2013

Public mineral parcels for February 2014 oil and gas lease sale posted
— November 13, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office …

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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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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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Don’t count on a rush of drilling rigs in the Shoshone National Forest

August 23, 2013

Ninety-eight percent of 23,475 public comments favor one or more “conservation-oriented” management goals on the Shoshone National Forest, such as special “wilderness” protections, no surface …

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Proposals sought for mule deer and sage grouse habitat improvement projects

August 16, 2013

Pinedale group sets project application deadline
— August 16, 2013
(Press release) The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) is accepting applications for potential 2014 project funding until Oct. …

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Proposal for 150 oil and natural gas wells in Converse County up for public review under federal permitting

July 23, 2013

Proposal for 150 oil and natural gas wells in Converse County up for public review under federal permitting
— July 23, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of …

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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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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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BLM Pinedale hosts public meeting on Greater sage-grouse management

June 13, 2013

BLM Pinedale hosts public meeting on Greater sage-grouse management
— June 13, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office, in coordination with the …