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CASPER — The Biden administration will resume oil and gas leasing on federal lands, the Department of the Interior said Friday.  Officials plan to issue final environmental assessments and notices Monday for a “significantly reformed” sale that address “deficiencies” in the existing federal oil and...

This image of Alkali Creek shows flows downstream of the Frenchie Draw oil and gas field discharge point in October 2021, according to the image title. The Powder River Basin Resource Council obtained this and other public records through a request to Wyoming DEQ. (Photo by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality)

After exceeding pollution limits, oilfield operator seeks relaxed permit   Angus M. Thuermer Jr., wyofile.com   After an energy company at the troubled Moneta Divide gas- and oilfield discharged more pollution than allowed under a 2020 permit, Wyoming is poised to change that permit to remove...
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rules   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After an Obama-era methane rule was repealed by the Trump administration, reinstated in court and then struck down for good last October, the federal government is once again tightening...
Judge’s ruling spurs optimism   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER –– Wyoming’s energy industry reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to a court ruling blocking the Biden administration’s freeze on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands.  U.S. District...
Wyoming leaders criticize pause to federal oil leasing   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The Department of Interior on Wednesday temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to...
Report: State missed out on billions in oil and gas taxes   By Camille Erickson  Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming taxpayers lost billions of dollars in potential revenue from oil and gas lease sales over the past decade due to outdated royalty and lease terms,...

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