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U.S. well sites in 2012 discharged more than Valdez

July 9, 2013

15.6 million gallons of oil and other liquids were reported spilled at production sites last year, more than what leaked from the infamous 1989 spill.

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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 is no North Dakota — but then, what state is?

Commentary by WyoFile March 19, 2013 March 19, 2013

Rep. Cynthia Lummis’ comparison of private vs. federal drilling left out some important facts.

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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Champ: Rob Koelling

December 25, 2012

Wading through wind chill and snow, this year’s winner caught a glimpse of Wyoming’s biggest industry weathering the storm.

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Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short

December 4, 2012

An historic effort to preserve land in Wyoming Range is racing to raise more than $3 million by the end of the year.

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What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

November 9, 2012

Obama’s reelection has Wyoming’s government and energy industry leaders questioning what his administration is planning for energy production in his second term.

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Going To (Tea) Pot

August 17, 2012

Little remains of the facilities at Teapot Dome except exhausted wells, abandoned buildings, and employees trying to make the best of the resources they’re given.

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Top Wyo official says Pavillion fracking investigation motivated by ‘greed’

June 6, 2012

Wyoming’s top oil and gas supervisor said he believes Pavillion area residents are motivated by greed in the ongoing groundwater contamination investigation, angering town residents.

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The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

March 20, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has a new layer of analysis it can use to protect resources before mineral leasing occurs on public lands. …