Upper Green River Basin

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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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University of Wyoming researchers contribute to paper on high ozone events

October 1, 2014

Researchers learned that wintertime ozone production in the Uintah Basin occurs at lower concentrations of nitrogen oxides (NO) and much larger volatile organic compound (VOC) …

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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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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 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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Despite regulatory reprieve, Wyoming still has an ozone problem

September 6, 2011

President Barack Obama’s decision last week to back off from a more stringent ozone standard is intended to avoid an estimated $90 billion cost to …

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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 …