Pavillion

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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Babes on the Bus: Wind River takes preschool to students

May 28, 2013

One of Wyoming’s largest, least populated school districts turns a school bus into a preschool classroom on wheels.

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On target: Wyoming schools shoot in virtual archery tournament

February 26, 2013

Statewide archery contest introduces kids to shooting bows and arrows.

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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 …

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Pavillion driller blasts EPA contamination findings

December 7, 2012

Encana Co. is calling on the EPA to withdraw a draft report that linked hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming to groundwater contamination in the Wyoming town.

The Pitch

Wyoming PBS features discussion on fracking and drilling

October 4, 2012

Wyoming PBS features discussion on fracking and drilling
The Wyoming PBS program, Wyoming Chronicle, recently aired a discussion about hydraulic fracturing and other aspects of oil …

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Pavillion working group meets Oct 10

October 2, 2012

Pavillion working group meets Oct 10
The Pavillion working group will continue its work on groundwater contamination at a public meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. October …

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The Accidental Activist: Dan Smitherman leads the charge against drilling the Wyoming Range

September 4, 2012

The ex-marine describes himself as the “antithesis of a tree hugger.” Yet he’s found himself leading a movement to lessen the impact of oil drilling …

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Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures

July 25, 2012

Pavillion collaboration resumes despite fractures
The Pavillion Working Group met this week for the first time since November 2011, delayed by the controversy that erupted over …

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Wyoming official’s remarks prove baseline testing is needed

Commentary by WyoFile June 8, 2012 June 8, 2012

It’s not common to read stories that describe a breach of the public trust by Wyoming’s public servants. This week, however, was different — with …

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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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Industry’s fracking problem

May 4, 2012

All the fuss about fracking centers on two things; the proliferation of oil and gas drilling in and around our drinking water aquifers, and the …

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Just a Guess

April 13, 2012

Political cartoonist Greg Kearney draws a conclusion about precautionary fashion statements and Wyoming residency.