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Mead: Oil and Gas Commission Moves Ahead With Plugging Wells

The OGCC has selected a contractor to conduct reclamation work on 141 wells in the Ucross and Spotted Horse areas in Sheridan and Campbell Counties.

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(Courtesy of Governor Matt Mead's Office)
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Gov. Mead Applauds Fracking Decision

Governor Matt Mead said he is pleased with District Judge Catherine Wilking's order affirming Wyoming's policy regarding the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing components. Environmental groups had requested the ingredient lists from the Wyoming Oil and Gas conservation commission, arguing that the public needs to know what chemicals companies are putting underground

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Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Hires New Supervisor

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has hired a new Supervisor. Grant Black will take over the job on May 1st. Black held the same job in Arkansas from 1999 to 2004 and has 30 years of experience as a professional geologist

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Fires Burn Up Fire Suppression Budget [AUDIO]

Wyoming's former Oil and Gas Supervisor has a new job. Joy Greenwald reports. State Forester Bill Crapser says the unusually severe fire season in the state this summer mean's Wyoming has already spent the money it had available for fire suppression for the entire two-year budget period. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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DEQ/Oil&Gas Commision to Host Meeting [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission will host a Pavillion Working Group Meeting Next week in Riverton. Amy Richards reports. Holly Petraeus, Head of the Office of Service Member Affairs, made a stop at F.E. Warren Air Force Base Wednesday. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Ag Census Approaching [AUDIO]

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Supervisor Tom Doll has apologized for saying greed is motivating people in the Pavillion area who blame hydraulic fracturing for polluting the groundwater. Amy Richards reports. Being counted in the U.S.D.A. agriculture census every five years is both critical and required, according to Renee Picanso with the agency's census and survey division. She says the forms will be sent out on December 28th, 2012. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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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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