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Wyoming deploys strategy to battle ozone

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday made public its Ozone Strategy, a requirement of the federal “non-attainment” designation applied to the Sublette County area due to multiple wintertime ozone events that threatened human health. According to DEQ, the spikes in ground-level ozone were triggered by the presence of air pollutants from the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah natural gas fields.

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Wyoming escapes ozone season, but not ozone problem

Wyoming escapes ozone season, but not ozone problem

Pinedale area residents can breathe easy now that the wintertime ozone season has passed without any exceedences of the federal 8-hour ozone threshold. Just as nice, it appears Wyoming may have also …

Mead Touts Pro-Energy Stance

Mead isn’t the first and certainly isn’t the only person to reject the either-or notion regarding energy development and conservation. If any community has the can-do attitude to embrace both mining and environmental conservation, it’s Wyoming.In a conference call earlier this week, Steve Belinda of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership said hunters and fishermen have gladly welcomed energy development, but they’re being asked to make more and more sacrifices.“We seem to be paying a lot of attention to our energy resources. But we forget that agencies have a responsibility to protect fish and wildlife, too,” said Belinda. “It really is disheartening seeing regulators spending so much time on energy development.”