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Wyoming approves groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas

November 15, 2013

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved a baseline groundwater testing rule that many claim is the best in the country. The five-member commission, which includes Gov. Matt Mead, unanimously passed the final rule today in Casper.


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Seven ways to make this a green summer

Eco-friendly summer dating anyone?
June 7, 2013

You don’t have to live on carrots or sell your car this summer to help the environment. According to Jennifer Meek, Director of Marketing for Enviro-Solutions, a Green cleaning chemical manufacturer, there are seven easy ways at home and in the office to make this summer Greener and more sustainable.


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EPA updates mercury and air toxics standards for new power plants

Agency also proposes updates to oil and gas storage tank standards
April 2, 2013

The EPA has issued updates to pollution limits for new power plants under the mercury and air toxics standards, based on new information and analysis that became available to the agency after the rule was finalized.


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EPA nominee focuses on greenhouse gas emissions

McCarthy is considered data-driven and pragmatic
March 5, 2013

President Obama’s selection of Gina McCarthy to become the next EPA Administrator is being hailed as a positive move by both environmentalists and some in the business community, who say McCarthy is adept at holding dialogues with competing interests.


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EPA finalizes revisions to clean air standards for stationary engines

Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance
January 15, 2013

Today, in compliance with settlement agreements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation and other facilities.


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Oil and gas partnership discusses leaded gasoline phase-out

November 8, 2012

Oil and gas industry representatives meeting in London last month for the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) discussed way to shift from the phase out of leaded gasoline to low sulphur fuels and vehicles emissions standards.


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Sinclair Oil exceeds emission limits, must pay $3.8 million penalty, install pollution controls

Company violated 2008 consent decree
August 22, 2012

The EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo.


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Is America moving beyond coal?

July 31, 2012

A partnership between the Sierra Club and Bloomberg Philanthropies attempting to retire a third of the 500 coal-fired power plants in the U.S. by 2020 says it is well on its way.


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EPA to give mercury, air toxics standards a second look

July 24, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it is reviewing technical information that is focused on pollution limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, based on new information provided by industry stakeholders after the rule was finalized.


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Big argument rages over small particulates

EPA’s air quality proposals draw differing opinions
June 29, 2012

The American Public Health Association (APHA) says the EPA’s proposed new national air quality standards will save thousands of lives. The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it could limit the industry’s ability to produce needed energy.


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