As science review calls for monitoring at gas fields, industry says it’s regulated enough.
A draft water quality report shows new surface water degradation across Wyoming, as well as improvements, and officials want residents to comment on the findings.
The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.
Wyoming passed a baseline groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas activity, which may provide data needed to determine if drilling or fracking damages groundwater resources.
This week, officials from Gov. Matt Mead’s staff, along with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, set out to implement a plan that may help avoid Pavillion-type scenarios. State officials rolled out a proposed rule change to establish a baseline groundwater testing and monitoring program for oil and natural gas development.