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The Wyoming Refining Co., an affiliate of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., has earned an Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Par Pacific.    This certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25% of similar...
FROM WYOFILE:    EPA pulled a “bait-and-switch,” the governor said in turning down millions of federal dollars to reduce carbon emissions.   Wyoming will not participate in the federal Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program, deciding instead to turn down $3 million and an opportunity to apply...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined their colleagues in introducing the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to push back on the Biden administration’s Green New Deal agenda.   The bill is designed to do that by preventing the implementation of...
CHEYENNE — Rocky Mountain Power, Wyoming’s largest utility company, explained to members of the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee that its proposed rate increases are due to a “tight” market for coal.   Between 2008 and 2020, the number of active coal...
CASPER — A panel of judges sided with Wyoming and the state’s largest electric utility in a battle over haze pollution last week finding that the Environmental Protection Agency erred and overstepped its authority when it rejected the emissions plan for a Gillette power plant.    The decision...
CASPER — The state of Wyoming is getting roughly a quarter-of-a-million dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency to stand up a grant program for small-town stormwater and sewer projects.  When it pours, urban water systems aren’t just at risk for floods — which can cause devastating damage...
EPA issues notice of violation   The city’s public works department is taking steps to return to EPA compliance after receiving notice that they failed to meet new reporting requirements for the city’s water system last year.   Newcastle has received a Notice of Violation from the Environmental...

This abandoned motel in Rawlins is part of a brownfields effort to clean up hazards and revitalize the town. (Google Street View)

FROM WYOFILE:    Cleaning up hazards at abandoned and otherwise “unloved” properties will help lift entire community, town official says   Rawlins will receive a $500,000 Brownfields Assessment grant to develop cleanup and revitalization plans for some 20 properties in an effort to remediate...
Fossil fuel advocates, conservationists both critical of EPA plan   CASPER — Wyoming leaders swear – almost across the board – that carbon capture is destined to be a vital part of electricity generation. Just not yet.    The Biden administration’s proposed emissions constraints for power plants...
Simple personal actions can help residents escape some potentially serious insect-spread diseases linked with warmer weather and outdoor activities, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Courtney Tillman, epidemiologist with WDH said avoiding mosquitos and ticks is the basic strategy...

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