New Drilling Raises New Questions About Air Quality In Wyoming

January 26, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Wyoming Drilling and Air Quality

Wyoming has a long history of living with the oil and gas industry, and an approach to air quality regulations that includes different requirements for different parts of the state can lead local residents to ask what new oil and gas development will mean for their neighborhoods, air, and quality of life.[read more]

Wyoming's Second Swing at Curbing Oil, Gas Air Pollution Could be Home Run

November 12, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Wyoming Pollution Reduction

Late last week Wyoming air regulators took a second crack at a proposed rule to fix a serious ozone pollution problem in the state’s Upper Green River Basin. To use a baseball analogy, this rule designed to reduce pollution from the oil and gas industry, is a solid double.[read more]

Clean Power Plan to Reward Texas, not Wyoming Coal-Backers

September 4, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Texas and Renewables Growth

Texas is the number one carbon emitter in the U.S. and power plants, together, are the largest emitters. Our state represents close to 10 percent of the entire nation’s carbon emissions. The Clean Power Plan will simply require Texas to adhere to the rules all other states have to follow.[read more]

As Wyoming goes, so goes the nation? - WY commission votes to disclose fracking chemicals

June 20, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously last week to approve new rules that require oil and gas companies in the state to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing of underground formations during drilling.  The vote is particularly notable in a state where fossil fuels rule, and suggests that...[read more]

Fraccing water pollution

August 26, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

EPA: Chemicals Found in Wyoming Drinking Water Might Be From Natural Gas Drilling: Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near the ranching town of Pavillion, Wyo., have found that at least three water wells contain a chemical used in the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing. Scientists...[read more]

Wyoming Creates Legal Framework for Carbon Capture & Sequestration

March 24, 2008 by Tim Hurst

[Originally reported in my post at Red, Green, and Blue on 3/18/08]Last week, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed a bill that recognizes that surface owners control the underground pore spaces where carbon dioxide (presumably from coal-fired power plants) could be stored or sequestered. A companion bill, gives the Wyoming Department of...[read more]