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.
Feds are on track to approve a 4,250-well oilfield expansion, which will boost revenues and add millions of tons of greenhouse gasses to a changing climate.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Eli Bebout sent a letter to regulators challenging draft permit changes made after the agency took 453 public comments.
Wyoming DEQ’s violation letter spurs Texas company to promise monitoring changes after black sediment, free oil, sewage odor are detected.
State calls for new monitoring to ensure salty water is not affecting streams’ quality.