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Gasification Company Accused in Australia

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials say they're not yet privy to the details of any environmental problems a company seeking to experiment with underground coal gasification in Wyoming allegedly caused with a similar project in Australia

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Medicine Bow Prescribed Burns

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Crews on the Medicine Bow National Forest are hoping to conduct two prescribed burns in the Sierra Madre range beginning as early as this week. Both planned burns will be west of Encampment, on the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District

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Western Governors Gather in Las Vegas

Leaders from around the West are meeting in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.

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Northern Arapaho: Feds Blocked Air Regulations

The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to block tribal efforts to gain authority to monitor air quality on the Wind River Indian Reservation and the surrounding area.

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Wyoming Taking Part in Lawsuit Against EPA

Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy relationship between the agency and environmental groups.

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Gov. Mead Expresses Opposition To EPA Haze Plan

Gov. Matt Mead harshly criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze.

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Mead Unveils Wyoming Energy Policy 2 Years in Making

Gov. Matt Mead has unveiled a state energy policy that advocates maintaining Wyoming's position as a top energy-producing state while preserving its environment.

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Environmentalists Say Coal Employment Still Strong

An environmental group says coal mining employment in 2011 and 2012 was the highest in 15 years, despite claims that President Barack Obama is waging war on the industry.

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Waste Not, Want Not — Grocery Store Vows to Be First ‘Zero Waste’ Store in the US [VIDEO]

A new store is taking on Whole Foods in the company’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

Like the well-known chain, In.gredients will specialize in local and organic edibles, but with one key difference — it vows to be first “package-free, zero waste grocery store” in the US.

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Drilling Plans Slip Through Legacy Act

From the Wyoming News Service

The Wyoming Range Legacy Act signed into law last year put protections in place for more than one million acres of hunting and recreation land in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. But oil and gas leases granted prior to the law are still in play.   The Forest Service releases an environmental analysis of drilling plans this week.

The group, Citizens for the Wyoming Range,  is holding a meeting  Monday evening in Jackson.  Dan Smitherman is the group’s spokesman.  He says public comments on the Forest Service materials are expected to be numerous, and that may affect what happens next.

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