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Economy Thumbnail image for National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

September 26, 2013

Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.

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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 …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Don’t count on a rush of drilling rigs in the Shoshone National Forest

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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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 …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Gov Mead must deliver answers to fracking question in Pavillion pollution

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.

Energy Thumbnail image for Citizens ask the state to curb flaring

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.

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Wyoming embarks on groundwater monitoring rule for oil and gas development

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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Monell-Arch oil and gas proposal open to public comment

June 12, 2013

Monell-Arch oil and gas proposal open to public comment
— June 12, 2013
(BLM Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Wyoming wrestles with gas flares that might not help oil production

Wyoming wrestles with gas flares that might not help oil production

June 11, 2013

Flaring natural gas associated with oil wells is a standard practice — often a necessity because the volumes of gas do not justify the cost …

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Gov Mead releases statewide energy plan

May 13, 2013

Gov Mead releases statewide energy plan
— May 13, 2013
(Press release:) Wyoming leads the nation in energy exports to the rest of the country and takes …

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Parcels for August oil and gas lease sale up for public review

May 9, 2013

Parcels for August oil and gas lease sale up for public review
— May 9, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted …

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Feds open public scoping for new oil and gas drilling in Sweetwater County

May 7, 2013

Feds open public scoping for new oil and gas drilling in Sweetwater County
— May 7, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office recently …

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Task force on energy conversion meets in May

May 1, 2013

Task force on energy conversion meets in May
— posted May 1, 2013
Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Advanced Conversion …

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Feds seek public comment for proposed oil and gas lease sale

April 24, 2013

Feds seek public comment for proposed oil and gas lease sale
— April 24, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District is seeking public input …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Wyoming steps up enforcement on energy industries

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 …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Future of full-scale energy development in Wyoming may rely on ‘ecological currency’

Future of full-scale energy development in Wyoming may rely on ‘ecological currency’

April 3, 2013

Smart folks from both the industrial and conservation sides of the equation find themselves agreeing that there’s no more ground to give on degradation of …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Bill for more fracking chemical disclosure, groundwater testing dies

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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Last minute donation lands Wyoming Range deal

January 2, 2013

Last minute donation lands Wyoming Range deal
— By Kelsey Dayton
January 2, 2013
Efforts to raise money to buy and retire oil and gas leases in the …

Environment Thumbnail image for Gas flaring riles homeowners in Converse County

Gas flaring riles homeowners in Converse County

December 11, 2012

While many welcome the economic boon of energy development, some nearby residents are concerned about health and safety.