Environmental Protection Agency

CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups.  Authored by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, the report ranks the Naughton and Jim Bridger power plants — both located in...
CASPER — As persistently high natural gas prices renew a dispute between environmental and industry groups over conservation practices at oil and gas wells, there remains little overlap on how losses of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, should be regulated.  Wells that produce often also produce...
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...

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