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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
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Mead Requests Fracking Comment Extension [AUDIO]

Governor Matt Mead is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to extend the comment period on proposed hydraulic fracturing rules, which the governor says duplicate Wyoming's rules and are cumbersome and unncessary. Amy Richards reports. Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser is warning residents to be extremely careful with all outdoor activities that could start a fire. He says the current hot, dry conditions have created a fire danger which is usually not seen in Wyoming until August. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan (Leigh Vogel/Getty)
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan (Leigh Vogel/Getty)
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Wyoming Gets $1.1 Million for Schools [AUDIO]

The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will be in Denver tomorrow, holding a field hearing on proposed federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing. Kathleen Ryan of Colorado News Service reports. U-S Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Wyoming will receive $1.1 million to turn around it's persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants Program. Amy Richards has details. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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A test notification from the UW system. (J. Green/TSM)
A test notification from the UW system. (J. Green/TSM)
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UW Emergency Notification System Test Successful [AUDIO]

Tom Doll,  head of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, says the commission is following hydraulic fracturing disclosure rules and the Open Records Act. The University of Wyoming  says a test of its text notification system was successful. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Environmentalists Suing State Over Fracking Disclosure [AUDIO]

Environmental groups are suing the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission over the state's fracking disclosure regulations. Doug Randall has the detail. A joint investigation by several law enforcement agencies, including the National Park Service and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, has resulted in the arrest and conviction of a man for possession of child pornography. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy Wyomingenergynews.com)
(Courtesy Wyomingenergynews.com)
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EPA Seeking Peer Review Panel For Pavillion Report [AUDIO]

The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominees to take a close look at an EPA draft report that theorizes a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in a Wyoming gas field. Wyoming is near the bottom of the list in a new report from Good Jobs First. The report grades each state on how well they enforce requirements related to subsidies given to businesses for job creation. 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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(Wikipedia/Lead holder)
(Wikipedia/Lead holder)
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Officials Say Small Batteries a Safety Hazard [AUDIO]

Natural gas giant Encana Corp. stepped up an unusually public battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over water-contamination findings that threaten to fuel opposition to the industry's controversial drilling methods. Doug Randall has the details. A spokeswoman for the Wyoming Poison Control Center is warning parents to keep the small batteries used to power some holiday paraphernalia away from small children. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Wikipedia/Lvklock)
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Wyoming Regulators Exempt Fracking Chemicals From Disclosure Rules [AUDIO]

Wyoming regulators have agreed not to identify 146 chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing since disclosure rules took effect nearly a year ago, Doug Randall reports. Business reporter Sharon Fain says Envision Financials has merged with Laramie based Happy Jack Software. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
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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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Governor Mead: Staff Will Look at Fracking Study [AUDIO]

An Idaho company says it plans to build several water reservoirs in Wyoming to store excess energy from power generated by wind energy. Doug Randall has that story. Governor Matt Mead says his staff will take a close look at the Duke University study on hydraulic fracturing released this week. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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