Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said. But environmental groups said the proposal was weaker than last year’s plan.
The new policy calls for the Cowboy State to maintain its position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, scenic and pristine landscapes. Mead’s report outlines four priorities: Economic competitiveness, efficient regulation, natural resource conservation and developing new technologies.
The coming of the industrial age ushered in an insidious threat—noise pollution. Whether the noise emanates from a nearby railway or superhighway, a manufacturing company or a construction operation, it impinges upon the population and does damage.
There are some 1,200 “orphaned” wells in Wyoming that have not been properly plugged and reclaimed, creating potential risks to the environment and human health, according to Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission data.
Tripower Resources LLC filed suit in Campbell County District Court in late March after Campbell, Crook and Converse counties each listed the company as tax delinquent in late August. According to each county’s treasurer, the company is on the hook for about $885,000 in production taxes from about
In an assessment of oil-and-gas drilling in or near national parks, the National Parks Conservation Association found that Teton is suffering effects from well fields as far away as the Upper Green River Basin, a major natural gas development area.