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More Analysis Needed on U.S.G.S. Pavillion Water Report [AUDIO]

Both sides of the debate over whether hydraulic fracturing has contaminated groundwater near Pavillion, Wyoming say they need more time to analyze the results of testing done by the U.S. Geological Survey. Doug Randall has the details.  An infectious disease specialist at Campbell County Memorial hospital says one of three people treated there for Group A Streptococcal infections has died. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Jury Duty Experience Available in Laramie Saturday [AUDIO]

The EPA announced two clean air act settlements with Kinder Morgan in which the company has agreed to pay a total of $316,000 for violating risk management plan provisions at natural gas plants in Casper and Douglas. Amy Richards has a report. If you've ever been curious about what goes on behind the scenes during jury duty, there's an opportunity to find out Saturday in Laramie. Deborah Smith of Wyoming News Service has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Yellowstone Bison (Courtesy of National Park Service)
Yellowstone Bison (Courtesy of National Park Service)
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State May Expand Bison Hunt [AUDIO]

Wyoming may expand bison hunting because the state's population is above management goals. Amy Richards reports. Some livestock groups and others are calling for the E.P.A. to issue a waiver on renewable fuel standards. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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The Sinclair Oil Refinery Complex. (Google Maps, USDA Farm Service Agency, GeoEye)
The Sinclair Oil Refinery Complex. (Google Maps, USDA Farm Service Agency, GeoEye)
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Sinclair Oil Fined by the EPA [AUDIO]

Sinclair Oil has agreed to pay a $3.8 million dollar fine for exceeding air pollution limits at two of its refineries in Wyoming. Doug Randall has the details.  A  man faces charges for making threats toward employees at the Verizon store in the Eastridge Mall in Casper. Kevin Koile reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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dave Johnston Power Plant(pera propria/Wikipedia)
dave Johnston Power Plant(pera propria/Wikipedia)
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Mead to EPA State Should Have Primacy in Regulating Haze

Governor Matt Mead told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Wyoming should have primacy in regulating regional haze. In a letter commenting on the EPA's disapproval of part of Wyoming's State Implementation Plan (SIP),  Governor Mead said that the federal plan would be more costly and without any apparent benefit over the state plan.

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(Christopher Furlong/Getty)
(Christopher Furlong/Getty)
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EPA to Release Natural Gas Pollution Standards [AUDIO]

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to release new standards for air pollution caused by natural gas development, including the process commonly known as "fracking". A lawyer for the environmental group Earth Justice says it's been 25 years since some of those standards were reviewed. A proposed pipeline from North Dakota would pass near the eastern border of Wyoming. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy Wyoming Department of Health)
(Courtesy Wyoming Department of Health)
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Feds May Investigate Casper Spice [AUDIO]

The EPA will partner with the state of Wyoming and the USGS, in collaboration with the Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone tribes, to complete additional sampling of wells in the Pavillion area. Amy Richards has a report. Even though Governor Matt Mead signed a bill into law broadening the definition of the synthetic substance known as spice, the compound that is reported to have made at least three people critically ill in Casper last week remains outside of Wyoming drug laws. But Casper  Police Chief Chris Walsh says his agency is approaching federal drug-enforcement agencies about a possible investigation into the matter. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy of Union Pacific)
(Courtesy of Union Pacific)
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U.P. Had Great 2011 Due to Coal Shipments From Wyoming [AUDIO]

A U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency official is defended a draft EPA report that theorizes gas industry activity including hydraulic fracturing may have polluted groundwater in Pavillion,  Wyoming.  Union Pacific says it was more profitable in 2010 than ever before due in part to coal shipments from Wyoming's Powder River basin. Doug Randall has that story. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Mario Tama/Getty)
(Mario Tama/Getty)
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Encana To EPA: Stop taking Comments On Draft Study [AUDIO]

A 41-year-old Wyoming man is in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital after being shot by officers following a vehicle chase in the Rapid City area. Encana wants the Environmental Protection Agency to stop taking public comments on a draft report that theorized a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in the Pavillion, Wyoming area. Doug Randall has more.

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Gov. Matt Mead (R-WY)
Gov. Matt Mead (R-WY)
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Mead Requests EPA Look at Pavillion Water Issues (AUDIO)

Governor Matt Mead is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to review it's finding of contaminants in the drinking water in the Pavillion area. Amy Richards has details. Money continued to flow into the state's main checking account in October ahead of projections, according to a Senior Economist with the state's Economic Analysis Division. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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