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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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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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Hunting a new kind of fugitive in the West

May 7, 2013

The Rural West Initiative presents a video feature on the build-up of “fugitive” ozone gas emissions that are a invisible side effect of gas extraction.

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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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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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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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Energy policy: Take it from Wyoming

September 5, 2012

In reality, the question we must wrestle with is how much environmental degradation are we willing to accept on our public lands and in the …

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EPA gives heavily drilled Wyoming area three years to improve

May 15, 2012

U.S. EPA has determined that southwest Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin no longer meets federal ground-level ozone pollution standards, a conclusion that could significantly affect …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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John Mionczynski: A biologist revered and ridiculed

September 20, 2011

John Mionczynski has spent decades tracking evidence of the creature known as Bigfoot. But to cast him off as a paranormal nut would be unfair …

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Wyoming governor, industry won’t promise an ozone-free Pinedale

September 13, 2011

Earlier this year, the ozone level in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin spiked beyond Los Angeles’ worst smog day. But neither the governor nor the …

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Can technology turn drilling into sunshine?

August 25, 2011

When it comes to energy development, it’s crystal clear where Wyoming’s governor and its congressional delegation stand; Wyoming is open for business, and most any …

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Are Feds Slowing Oil and Gas Permitting?

June 28, 2011

Of the seven major oil and gas EISs now in the works in Wyoming, none have gotten to the “draft” stage. Once a draft is …

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Gas industry pains over cost of coal

June 9, 2011

In its current rate increase request in Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Power is under scrutiny for having spent hundreds of millions of dollars in pollution controls …

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State adds air quality monitoring station

May 17, 2011

The new station is located south of Rock Springs in the Hiawatha Gas Field, and will provide data to help DEQ assess ambient air quality …

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Pristine to Polluted: More drilling proposed near Pinedale despite ozone spikes

May 17, 2011

Despite significant reductions in the volume of emissions from the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah natural gas fields in recent years, the area remains prone to …