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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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Achieving blast-zone safety when using wireless gas detection

October 23, 2013

Area monitoring for toxic and flammable gases using wireless detection systems keeps workers and assets safe by providing a cost-effective early warning system for unseen threats such as hydrogen sulfide and methane during oil and gas exploration operations.


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Fracking “peace treaty” appears shaky

Not everyone happy about tougher standards program
March 22, 2013

Mere days after an agreement that seemed to bring fracking forces and fracking foes together, some environmental groups are crying foul.


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Fracking foes oppose likely Secretary of Energy pick

Dr. Ernest Moniz has close ties to oil and gas industry
February 25, 2013

President Obama’s rumored pick for Secretary Energy is drawing loud “boos” from a coalition of anti-fracking groups, who say the appointment of Dr. Ernest Moniz would be “a major step backwards” in addressing the problems caused by climate change.


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Bill for more fracking chemical disclosure, groundwater testing dies

February 1, 2013

Last week Wyoming’s petroleum industry helped kill draft legislation that would give greater power to landowners to challenge Wyoming’s trade secret exemption in the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.


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Anti-fracking group points to diminishing water supply

August 13, 2012

A study on the nation’s groundwater supply released by the journal Nature is giving fracking opponents some fresh ammunition.


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State policies, oversight of fracking inadequate, water quality group says

July 20, 2012

In a new report , OMB Watch finds that state oversight laws requiring disclosure of the chemicals used in natural gas fracking are in need of an overhaul. The group claims that disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is spotty and incomplete, and essential safeguards are missing.


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Colorado Moms protest proposed fracking next to elementary school

May 30, 2012

Outraged by a plan to conduct fracking next to an elementary school, families in Erie, Colorado are conducting a well-orchestrated campaign aimed at stopping it.


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