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Sweetwater Co. Opposes BLM Fracking Rules

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — The Sweetwater County Commission says the federal government doesn't need to impose rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands.

The commission has written the U.S. Bureau of Land Management saying the federal government should leave oversight of the oil and gas industry practice to state regulators

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Fracking Dust Study No Surprise To Wyoming Officials

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming oil and gas officials say they weren't surprised by findings of new research on fracking dust.

Last week, two federal agencies released studies on the dangers of exposure to silica sand, used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking

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Governor Mead Calls For More Time On Fracking Rules

The governor is urging federal regulators to give states more say in regulations regarding drilling operations

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Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking
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Wyoming Energy Regulator Resigns

Wyoming Oil and Gas administrator steps down

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State Considers Cisterns As Pollution Remedy

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials are asking residents of Pavillion if they want cisterns and trucked-in water to replace wells that federal officials say may have been tainted by fracking.

The Associated Press reports a public meeting is planned May 31 to discuss the possibility

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Congressional Hearing In Denver Tackles Fracking

DENVER (AP) — Western state officials took turns bashing the federal government at a congressional field hearing on proposed nationwide drilling rules on hydraulic fracturing.

But Democrats on the panel Wednesday, along with some Colorado environmental activists, insisted that health concerns around the drilling procedure known as fracking mean there is a need for common health and safety standards

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Wastewater Linked To Earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio energy regulators say injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth almost certainly a series of small earthquakes as they announced a series of tough new regulations for drillers

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Gov. Mead Signs Bill To Help Pavillion Water Concerns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that includes $750,000 in funding to help address water quality issues for residents of Pavillion is now law.

Gov. Matt Mead signed the bill on Tuesday after if passed the legislature

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Ecana To EPA: Suspend Wyo. Frack Comment Period

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The owner of a central Wyoming gas field where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has theorized a link between a petroleum industry technique and groundwater pollution has asked the EPA to suspend taking public comments on the draft report

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Encana Mounts Response To EPA Fracking Report

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Encana Corp. has gone on the offensive now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the first time has theorized a link between a petroleum industry practice called hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in a Wyoming gas field

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