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Wyoming Fracking

Wyoming High Court Questions Ruling Against Fracking Chemical Disclosure

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court is telling a lower court to reconsider whether the public has the right to know the ingredients in t...

State Supreme Court Hears Fracking Chemical Case

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether a trade secrets exemption in Wyoming's public records law may b...

States Ask Interior For Fracking Exemption

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's congressional delegation asked Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a letter Monday to exempt Wyoming and other states...

EPA's Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat Of Many

Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into w...

EPA Drops Controversial Fracking Review

AP | MEAD GRUVER and BEN NEARY | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it is dropping its longstanding plan to have independent scientists...

A New Debate In Fracking

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlo...

New Fracking Rules Spark Controversy Among State Officials

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials worry that Interior Department rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land might unnecessarily duplicate ...

Judge Rules Against Environmentalists In Fracking Lawsuit

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Casper has sided with the state of Wyoming and ruled against environmentalists who sought to obtain lists of the in...

Conservation Group To Stop Wyoming Gas Drilling Project

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement with a petroleum company to prevent a controversial gas drilling...

Conflicting Reports Fuel Fracking Debate Tied To Wyoming Town

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Government testing of a drinking water aquifer near a tiny Wyoming town has show...

New Data On Wyoming Frack Site Await Interpretation

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency linked hydraulic fracturing to gro...

New Test Results Due From Wyoming Fracking Zone

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New groundwater testing in Wyoming shows lower levels of the carcinogen benzene than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

Welcome to Romneyland

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

If Romney had his way, the U.S. would follow the dysfunctional course of Wyoming, a state run by big oil and gas companies and governed by conservative Republicans. A state where pursuit of corporate profits trumps quality of life.

Chesapeake Energy Delay Added To Wyoming Gas Well Blowout

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

May 10 (Reuters) - A blowout at a Chesapeake Energy Corp natural gas well in Wyoming in April was caused by a mechanical failure at the wellhead, a...

Wyoming Persuaded EPA To Delay Fracking Study Announcement

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydrauli...

Tell Us Your Fracking Recipe!

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 26 (Reuters) - Environmental groups are asking a state court to force Wyoming to provide a mor...

Public Meetings Begin For Drilling On Public Lands

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green

SILT, Colo. (AP) — The federal government held the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would ke...

Groundwater To Be Retested Near Fracking Area

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two American Indian tribes announced Thursday they have agreed ...

EPA Report On Wyoming Water Doesn't End Fracking Debate

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green

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Wyoming Smog Worse Than Los Angeles Due To Gas Drilling

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming, famous for its crisp mountain air and breathtaking, far-as-the-eye-can-see vistas, is looking a lot like smoggy Los Angeles...

Vietnam War Hero Fights 'Fracking'

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are few things a family needs to survive more than fresh drinking water. And Louis Meeks, a burly, jowled Vietnam War hero who had long ago plan...

Oil Rush In West Sparks Worries Over 'Fracking'

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A well named Jake and a controversial drilling technique are fueling a Western oil rush, raising hopes for economic revival and...