environmental http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Environmental groups to sue coal companies over coal spilled en route to ports http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-coal-companies-over-coal-spilled-en-route-ports <p>The Sierra Club says it plans to sue railroad and coal companies in 60 days for spilled coal in the Northwest, and sent out letters of intent to the parties. The environmental group has been testing land and water around railroad tracks, and claims to have found pieces of coal and coal dust that, they say, blows off the train cars from mines in Wyoming and Montana.</p><p>During a teleconference, community members and representatives from environmental groups said the problem will only get worse if more ports are built and coal exports increase – something coal producers are pushing for.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:58:13 +0000 Irina Zhorov 38822 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Environmental groups to sue coal companies over coal spilled en route to ports Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/energy-industry-develops-nontoxic-fracking-fluids <p>The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for hydraulic fracturing.<br>&nbsp;<br>But it's not clear whether the fluids will be widely embraced by drilling companies.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Fracking has made it possible to tap into energy reserves across the nation but also has raised concerns about pollution, since large volumes of water along with sand and hazardous chemicals are injected underground to free the oil and gas from rock.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:34:26 +0000 The Associated Press 36167 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids