ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Converse County air quality monitoring in question http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/converse-county-air-quality-monitoring-question <p>The Department of Environmental Quality says it’s not clear whether they will continue monitoring air quality in Converse County after this year.</p><p>DEQ began the monitoring about a year ago, because of public concern about emissions from oil and gas development. So far, their data does not indicate any violations of air quality standards but there have been several days with high pollution levels. The agency’s Cara Keslar says they’ll probably move the monitoring station to another location after they’ve collected a full year of data.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:00:29 +0000 Willow Belden 50139 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Converse County air quality monitoring in question DEQ ponders new rules to tackle Sublette County ozone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-ponders-new-rules-tackle-sublette-county-ozone <p>The Department of Environmental Quality is considering new regulations for the energy industry in Sublette County, in order to address the ozone problem there.</p><p>Ozone is a component in smog and can lead to health problems. In Sublette County, it’s caused by emissions from the oil and gas industry.</p><p>DEQ’s air quality administrator, Steve Dietrich, says one area they want to focus on is <em>older</em> production equipment that predates the current emissions rules.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:40:58 +0000 Willow Belden 38077 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ ponders new rules to tackle Sublette County ozone DEQ releases ozone strategy for Sublette County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-releases-ozone-strategy-sublette-county <p>BOB BECK: The Department of Environmental Quality has released a plan for tackling the ozone problem in Sublette County. Emissions from the energy industry there have combined to form a type of pollution called ozone, which can be a health hazard. Ozone levels have been so high that they violate federal standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency has given Wyoming three years to fix the problem.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:34:12 +0000 Bob Beck & Willow Belden 38068 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ releases ozone strategy for Sublette County New research seeks to answer key scientific questions about Sublette County ozone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-research-seeks-answer-key-scientific-questions-about-sublette-county-ozone <p>Sublette County has an ozone problem. Ozone is produced by emissions from the oil and gas fields and contributes to smog, which can cause health problems.&nbsp; Several times in the past few years, ozone levels have exceeded federal limits, and the Environmental Protection Agency has given Wyoming three years to fix the problem. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has been working with local residents and industry to come up with a solution. But that’s hard to do, because nobody understands the exact chemistry of ozone formation. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:55:44 +0000 Willow Belden 37080 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New research seeks to answer key scientific questions about Sublette County ozone