fracking

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. The fed…
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…
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. Among the regulations to be imposed: Well operators must submit more comprehens…
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. The federal government has investigated whether hydraulic fracturing, a techniq…
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. Encana says in a letter …
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. The EPA suggested the link…
Colorado Regulators Reviewing Wyoming Fracking Report
DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators are reviewing a draft report on Wyoming groundwater pollution and a possible link to hydraulic fracturing. The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Dave Neslin, says the commission has been following the case in Pavillion, Wyo. and wi…
Hoback River Makes Most Endangered List
Wyoming’s Hoback River is listed as one of America’s “most endangered” in a report released Tuesday by American Rivers.  Ten waterways are featured each year – they aren’t the “most polluted,” but rather rivers that face pollution risks. T…