Environmental Protection Agency

High court sides with industry   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The Supreme Court limited how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can regulate greenhouse gas emissions — but preserved its authority to do so — in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that sided with...
CASPER — The dispute over pollution at the Jim Bridger Power Plant is complicating another set of air quality regulations.  Wyoming committed more than a decade ago to installing costly emissions controls at Bridger units 1 and 2. The controls were part of a plan the state developed to comply with...
Stakeholders hint at deal to avoid Jim Bridger plant shutdown   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Stakeholders are working behind the scenes to strike a compromise that avoids a federal shutdown of two coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant, according to parties involved.  Hundreds of...
Federal, state officials spar over Bridger   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer.  State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to...
PacifiCorp continues to run coal unit with federal approval in limbo   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1...
FROM WYOFILE:    Staff turnover, recruitment challenges hit state’s environmental agency   By Dustin Bleizeffer, wyofile.com   Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality, which oversees the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and many other environmental laws that guide mining, landfills, refineries...
State gets $63M for water projects   CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming will receive $63 million next year to support drinking water and wastewater projects as part of the more than $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday.  In total, the...
Power plant at risk of premature retirement   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant is six weeks from violating federal air quality regulations, putting the plant at risk of premature retirement, Gov. Mark Gordon revealed...
Feds seek tighter methane rules   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After an Obama-era methane rule was repealed by the Trump administration, reinstated in court and then struck down for good last October, the federal government is once again tightening...
EPA backs Bighorn Forest’s plan for aerial herbicide spraying   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Aerial spraying of chemicals — including one banned in Europe —  to kill sagebrush and invasive plants appears to be “the most-reasonable option” for the Bighorn National Forest to meet range and...

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