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Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.

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on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Sudden movement raises alar...

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.

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on Apr 19, 2014 at 04:50 AM

Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

(Reuters) - A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, and efforts to stabilize the area were called off because of safety concerns, city officials said on Friday.

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on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:50 PM

Wyoming First State to Block Science Standards That Teach Climate Change

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(Casper Star-Tribune)Wyoming is the first state to block a new set of national science standards, but a week after Gov. Matt Mead signed off on the change, education advocates are still digesting what the action means for the state.Read original story

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on Mar 17, 2014 at 02:56 PM

Wyoming High Court Reverses Ruling on Fracking Fluids Disclosures

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(Casper Star-Tribune)The Wyoming Supreme Court today reversed the ruling of a Casper judge who found ingredients used in fracking fluids are trade secrets and exempt from freedom of information requests.Read original story

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on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:31 PM
Ward + Blake Architects Use...

Ward + Blake Architects Use Low-Tech Solutions for High Efficiency School Design in Wyoming

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Award-winning Jackson Hole architecture firm Ward + Blake Architects received special funding for its energy-efficient design of a new central administration facility for the Teton County School District in Jackson, Wyoming. The new 8,600-square-foot Jackson

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on Mar 02, 2014 at 08:54 AM

In Pavillion, Wyoming Water Contamination Case, Questions Continue To Swirl About Oil and Gas Industry's Role

(via www.desmogblog.com)

A funny thing happened when Idaho Dept. of Lands Oil and Gas Program Manager Robert Johnson stepped to the microphone at a public hearing this past fall. He said something that many have long suspected, but few officials have actually been willing to say bluntly and publicly.He said that the oil and gas industry was responsible for the contaminated groundwater in Pavillion, Wyoming — referring ...

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on Feb 07, 2014 at 03:57 AM

Joint EPA and BLM investigation results in funding for Wyoming natural resources and oil spill cleanup (Carbon County) (WY)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

Oklahoma-based oil and gas production company to pay $1M for 2011 spill near Rawlins(Denver, Colo. - January 31, 2014) Nadel and Gussman Rockies, LLC (NGR), an oil and gas production company based in Tulsa, Okla., will pay a total of $1 million in fines, restitution and community service co...

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on Feb 01, 2014 at 01:27 AM
Wyoming May Update Well Set...

Wyoming May Update Well Setback Rule, Increase Distance Between Homes And Oil And Gas Drilling

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials said they might consider increasing the current 350-foot minimum distance that oil and gas wells must be located away from homes as a way to avoid problems as drilling creeps closer to residential areas in eastern Wyoming.The issue is a priority for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state agency that regulates oil and gas drilling, said G...

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on Jan 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Wyoming: 2013 saw more than 500 spills but not one fine

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Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.:According to a new report from Wyoming Public Media, there were more than 500 spills in the oil and gas industry in 2013--in Wyoming alone. But the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission did not fine any of the responsible companies...

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on Jan 05, 2014 at 02:28 AM