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New EPA report links fracking to water contamination. That’s great, but local regulation is still required

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released a new draft report on the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water. The study concludes that there are “potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact … Continue reading

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Study complete; Wyoming officials to meet with Pavillion residents on Thursday, June 12

The train wreck of an investigation into water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming will take another lurch¬†forward on Thursday when State officials meet with Pavillion residents to discuss¬†the results of a long-awaited study on the cause of the contamination. Officials say … Continue reading

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Pavillion, Wyoming: politics trumps science, citizens suffer

The town of Pavillion, Wyoming is in many ways unremarkable. It sits southeast of Yellowstone Park, just 200 miles due south of Red Lodge. The 2010 census puts its population at 231 in 95 households. But Pavillion sits at the … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Industry exempted from most major environmental legislation

From the 1960s to the 1990s the United States had a national conversation about how, as we expanded in population and industrialization, we would make sure that our natural resources were protected. This resulted in a series of landmark laws, … Continue reading

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