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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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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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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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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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Yellowstone Will Keep Interim Winter Use Rules For Now [AUDIO]

Environmentalists say they are serving formal notice to the Environmental Protection Agency that they are prepared to sue over severe wintertime ozone pollution linked to gas drilling in western Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park will open for

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Two More Cases Of Brucellosis Found in Wyoming [AUDIO]

Livestock officials say two more cattle in Wyoming have tested positive for exposure to Brucellosis. Doug Randall has more on that story.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings this week on proposed changes to air quality standards for hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" . Deborah Smith from Wyoming News Service reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Regulators Table Discussion on Methane Farming Regs [AUDIO]

Wyoming Regulators have temporarily tabled discussions of proposed rules for methane farming in the state in response to concerns by the Environmental Protection Agency. Doug Randall has that report. The Casper City Council considering whether or not to allow guns at meetings. Daniel Sandoval has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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EPA Wants To Regulate Air Pollution at Oil & Gas Wells [AUDIO]

The Federal Government is proposing to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, especially those drilled using hydraulic fracturing, Doug Randall has the story. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a new internet tool will assist entrepreneurs with building successful business operations. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Coal Mine (Sean Gallup/Getty)
Coal Mine (Sean Gallup/Getty)
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Proposed EPA Rules Could Hurt Wyoming Coal [Audio]

Doug Randall has a story on the effect that  proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules for coal-fired power plants may have on the demand for Wyoming coal. State Parks and Cultural Resources staff will hold a second meeting to update folks on flooding issues in Glendo State Park. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News

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