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Oil & Gas Group Sues BLM Over Venting And Flaring Rule

oil-and-gas-industry-300A group, representing energy producers in the US, is suing the Bureau of Land Management over their new rule, regulating venting and flaring on oil and natural gas operations, occurring on federal or tribal lands. The suit, filed in a US District court in Wyoming, claims that the rule exceeds the BLM’s authority, creates duplicate regulations, and conflicts with requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency. The group argues that the authority to Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Upset With New BLM Rule

wyoming-flag-graphicElected officials in Wyoming are upset by the Bureau of Land Managements new venting and flaring rule that was approved earlier this week. Most believe that the new regulations are not needed and duplicate efforts already underway in the state. Some are hopeful that Continue reading

Air Quality Gets Worse Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireThe Beaver Creek Fire has continued to expand this week due to higher winds, temperatures and low humidity and is now on 34,000 acres and is still only 12% contained. With the increased activity air quality in the area has continued to get worse. Estimates over the weekend had air quality in the region at good to moderate, but according to a representative from the Continue reading

Air Quality Control Commission in Craig for Summer Retreat

MOFFAT-CO-FAIRGROUND-SIGNThe state’s Air Quality Control Commission is in Craig today for their summer retreat. This is the group’s first visit to Craig, and it includes tours of Trapper Mine and Tri-State. The highlight is tonight’s open forum. The ColoWyo situation is expected to be a hot topic of discussion at the forum. The Office of Surface Mining has finished Continue reading

Supreme Court to Rule on Renewable Energy Credit Requirements

court-300Friday, the U.S. District Court for Colorado cleared the path for appellate review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit of the question as to whether Colorado can force renewable energy producers in other states to meet Colorado regulations.  A three-judge panel in Colorado ruled they Continue reading