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Tempest buffets new air quality rules for Sublette County

December 2, 2014

Wyoming’s Air Quality Advisory Board hears conflicting views on Wyoming standards as feds move further to reduce ozone.

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Sublette leak spilled 21,000 gallons of produced water

November 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.

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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 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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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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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 …

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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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Comment deadline extended for Sublette mule deer plan

November 29, 2012

Comment deadline extended for Sublette mule deer plan
The deadline has been extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14 for public comment on a joint proposal to …

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Second Amendment-only voters threaten hunting opportunities

October 30, 2012

Wyoming’s hunting community often supports gun rights as well environmental protections, but the two platforms are not often shared by the same candidate.

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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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Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

May 8, 2012

Hall Sawyer’s new research report has complicated plans to drill 136 natural gas wells in the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields.

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Born in war-torn Africa, Alexandra Fuller found her voice in Wyoming

April 24, 2012

As a child living in Central Africa in the 1970s, Alexandra Fuller kept an Uzi under her bed at night and fell asleep to the …

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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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Utility wants to convert Wyoming coal unit to natural gas

April 12, 2012

Utility wants to convert Wyoming coal unit to natural gas
Due to the increasing cost of scrubbing pollution from coal-fired power plants and the increasing availability …

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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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Sen. Enzi: China wants to own our energy

February 23, 2012

On the state senate floor, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, a Republican, recalled the 1970s oil embargo. “The price (of gasoline) went from 25 cents a …

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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 …