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.
State proposal, supported by agricultural interests, would also prohibit information gathered by academic institutions from being solely used to classify the health of streams, rivers and lakes.
State calls for new monitoring to ensure salty water is not affecting streams’ quality.
Wyoming DEQ supports move to reduce Jim Bridger Plant output to 76.3% of capacity in lieu of $280M in pollution controls.
Existing flows of polluted water run afoul of federal, state statutes, groups say as they call for a Wyoming investigation.