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  • Let the EPA finish its work in Pavillion, Wyoming

    Let the EPA finish its work in Pavillion, Wyoming

    The gas industry and its political partners are going to great lengths to try to derail and discredit an EPA report that blames Pavillion, Wyoming’s polluted water on hydraulic fracking.

  • Producing more power means using more water

    Producing more power means using more water

    Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.

  • Frack forward

    Frack forward

    Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.

  • A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.

  • EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields

    EPA aims to clean up polluted air in Western gas fields

    The federal government sets its sights on clearing the air above gas operations

  • Montanans close to Yellowstone better wake up

    Montanans close to Yellowstone better wake up

    The oil and gas industry -- and its many environmental side effects -- are coming to Montana's Yellowstone country.

  • The Latest Bounce

    EPA abandons attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing; BLM briefly cuts forestry school funding and Republican Rep. Greg Walden grills logging critic Dan Donato; California regulator tries to stop ecological crash in San Francisco Bay-Delta

  • Chill, baby, chill

    Chill, baby, chill

    The largest drilling boom in Western history is ending as new technologies make it easier to get shale gas from other parts of the country.

  • Conscientious Objectors

    Under increasing political pressure from the Bush administration and its appointees, agency scientists find it difficult to keep both their jobs and their integrity

  • Follow-up

    EPA will investigate allegations that bunk science led to approval of hydraulic fracturing; racketeering lawsuit against environmentalist dismissed; ACLU sues over BLM’s decision to Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove historic site to Mormon Church

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