Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission decision to permit Aethon Energy to pump millions of gallons of pollutants into an underground aquifer near Shoshoni is wrongheaded, guest columnist Maria Katherman writes.
Approval next goes to feds as conservation groups vow to fight to preserve Madison aquifer in Wind River Basin.
Aethon says the deep Madison aquifer where it would dispose of pollutants is already tainted, is too expensive to develop for domestic use and is not needed by nearby communities.
Wyoming DEQ sets 2024 deadline for cleaner surface discharges as energy company again seeks new exemption to allow underground disposal of gas- and oilfield produced water.
Longtime Wyoming reporter takes second in national Society for Environmental Journalism contest for series on pollutant discharge into Boysen, Wind River.