Dan Boyce http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en June 27th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/june-27th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-coal-versus-courts">Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts </a></strong></p><p>This week’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA and its ability to regulate carbon is a mixed bag for Wyoming officials and energy producers. It sets the stakes even higher for Republicans in the state who are determined to derail a pending EPA rule on climate change.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-does-not-officially-track-health-impacts-energy">Wyoming Does Not Officially Track Health Impacts From Energy</a></strong></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:15:28 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Bob Beck, Dan Boyce, Erin Jones & Melodie Edwards & Penny Preston 60531 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org June 27th, 2014 Montana Crude Rail Routes Revealed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/montana-crude-rail-routes-revealed <p></p><p>A dozen or more trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region are moving across northern Montana every week, skirting the edge of Glacier National Park. More trains -- far fewer in number - pass through populated regions farther south.</p><p>Governor Steve Bullock <a href="https://www.evernote.com/shard/s427/sh/fa657b90-491c-440b-9670-a792fbbe03f9/657798dcee45540426d7e03fc504df94" target="_blank">released the route information this week</a>, making Montana the latest state after Washington to buck railroads’ requests to keep the information out of public hands.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:51:33 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 60523 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Montana Crude Rail Routes Revealed Colorado Ground Zero For Political Wars Over Fracking http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-ground-zero-political-wars-over-fracking <p>Political spending both for and against potential anti-fracking ballot measures is already washing over Colorado.</p><p>Colorado is quickly becoming ground zero for a political war over the future of hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp;Drill operations are pushing deeper into populated areas these days and some local governments and activists are supporting ballot measures that would give communities greater control over the industry.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:08:17 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 59684 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Colorado Ground Zero For Political Wars Over Fracking How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-will-new-epa-rules-affect-you-its-complicated <p>The Obama administration said Monday that it intends to aggressively reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, or greenhouse gas pollution, produced in the United States. To boost these ambitions, the White House will partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce varying rules state-by-state to be carried out by power plants that produce the gases.</p><p>If successfully implemented, the regulations will deliver a 30 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:28:42 +0000 Dan Boyce 59269 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated May 16th, 2014 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-16th-2014 <p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-reject-new-climate-change-report" target="_blank">Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report&nbsp; </a></strong></p><p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation - including here at home - if action isn’t taken to combat climate change. But Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Wyoming’s Republican senators still aren’t buying it.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:27:11 +0000 Bob Beck, Dan Boyce, Jordan Giese , Matt Laslo, Micah Schweizer, Stephanie Joyce & Irina Zhorov 58426 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 16th, 2014 Inside Energy Production And Politics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inside-energy-production-and-politics <p>A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America, and we’re launching a new reporting project to keep track of that.</p><p>Through Inside Energy<em>, </em>we’re teaming up with public radio and television stations in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota to explore the complex energy issues affecting our lives.</p><p>The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.</p><p></p><p><strong>WYOMING</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:42:09 +0000 Dan Boyce 58420 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inside Energy Production And Politics Following Oil Boom In N. Dakota: A Cultural Blooming? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/following-oil-boom-n-dakota-cultural-blooming Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>This week, NPR has been reporting on the effects of the fracking boom in the area known as the Bakken. Williston, North Dakota, offers a haven for a new working class. Tens of thousands of newcomers have flocked to the oil field over the past five years. The region is flush with high-paying, low-scaled work. It's bringing a lot of economic development, and some are hoping it can bring cultural development too. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 23:42:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 53441 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/booming-oil-fields-may-be-giving-sex-trafficking-boost A Friday night at J Dub's Bar & Grill in Williston, N.D., begins and ends with multicolored flashing lights, thumping dance music and crowds of young men with money to spend.<p>"A lot of testosterone being thrown around in this town," says Nathan Kleyer, 24, a Williston native who's at J Dub's with some friends for a few drinks.<p>And he's seen it all over town, he says: "These scantily clad women walking in, and they will hop tables until they find a john to take them home."<p>He's seen it in bars, and he's even heard about it at a nearby chain restaurant, he says.<p>"If you're looking for it Sat, 01 Feb 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 53387 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost On Montana Reservation, A Mixed Reception For Bisons' Return http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/montana-reservation-mixed-reception-bisons-return A red pickup rolls into a 1,000-acre pasture of dry grassland on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Mark Azure, director of the reservation's fish and wildlife department, is out looking for buffalo when he spots about two dozen of the furry beasts gathering around a watering hole.<p>The animals are "grazing, wallowing, drinking, checking us out," Azure explains. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 48373 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org On Montana Reservation, A Mixed Reception For Bisons' Return Montana's State-Run Free Clinic Sees Early Success http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/montanas-state-run-free-clinic-sees-early-success A year ago, Montana opened the nation's first clinic for free primary healthcare services to its state government employees. The Helena, Mont., clinic was pitched as a way to improve overall employee health, but the idea has faced its fair share of political opposition.<p>A year later, the state says the clinic is already saving money.<p>Pamela Weitz, a 61-year-old state library technician, was skeptical about the place at first.<p>"I thought it was just the goofiest idea, but you know, it's really good," she says. In the last year, she's been there for checkups, blood tests and flu shots. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 07:52:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 44513 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Montana's State-Run Free Clinic Sees Early Success