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Wyoming Lawmakers Criticize President Obama’s Budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Members of Wyoming's congressional delegation say President Barack Obama's budget proposal doesn't do enough to cut the nation's deficit.

Obama's $3.8 trillion spending plan for 2013 seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade

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Oil-Gas Lease Sale Nets Millions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal oil and gas lease sale in Cheyenne brought in more than $22 million for the federal government and state of Wyoming.

Tuesday's sale brought in bids ranging from the federally mandated minimum of $2 an acre on up to a high bid of more than $2,600 per acre

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Natural Gas Prices Likely Legislative Driver

Many decisions made over the next month by the Wyoming Legislature will reflect a slump in natural gas prices.

Petroleum Association of Wyoming President Bruce Hinchey says 15 years ago there was a call for more gas and prices rose as high as $8 to $9  per cfs

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Oil Prices Climb As Iran Threatens EU Supply Cut

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are rising as Iran again threatens to cut off supplies to Europe.

Iranian lawmakers are pushing a plan to stop exporting crude to Europe before the European Union begins an oil embargo this summer

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Talks Over Coal-to-Gas Plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The head of a Texas company that plans to build a plant to convert coal to gasoline in Carbon County says discussions are still ongoing with Idaho National Laboratory about reviewing the project

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Deputies Escort Exploration Crews

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies are accompanying geophysical crews while they explore for oil beneath two residential subdivisions east of Cheyenne.

The Laramie County Sheriff's Office says the deputies are going along to prevent any misunderstandings between the crews and homeowners

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New Gas Flaring Rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's top elected officials have approved more oversight of the practice of flaring, or burning off excess gas from oil and gas wells on state land.

The purpose is to charge royalties on at least some of that gas

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Glenrock Company Faces Fine In Fatal Blast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming workplace safety regulators are seeking $13,500 in fines against a Glenrock company for an oil facility explosion that killed three workers northeast of Casper.

The Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division released the citations Thursday

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Congressional Hearing on EPA Fracking Research in Pavillion

The Environmental Protection Agency’s study of groundwater contamination and links to hydraulic fracturing in Pavillion was the topic of a U-S House subcommittee hearing Wednesday. No one locally affected was invited to the hearing, which was expected to include criticism of the E-P-A’s scientific approach

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EPA Seeks Experts To Review Wyoming Pollution Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominees for a peer review panel that will be asked to take a close look at an EPA draft report that theorizes a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in a Wyoming gas field

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