oil spills http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Doesn’t Often Fine Industry For Spills http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-doesn-t-often-fine-industry-spills <p>Wyoming regulators recorded hundreds of spills by the oil and gas industry last year, but issued just a handful of fines. As Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, that’s actually not unusual.<br /><br />STEPHANIE JOYCE: ‘Genie McMullan knows when there’s been an oil spill from the production wells on her goat farm in the Big Horn Basin.<br /><br />'GENIE McMULLAN: When there’s a spill there’s a sharp smell, it’s a burning smell to my senses, my nose, my eyes, my lungs.<br /> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:02:23 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 52771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Doesn’t Often Fine Industry For Spills NRCS seeks to help producers comply with EPA oil spill regs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nrcs-seeks-help-producers-comply-epa-oil-spill-regs <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering money to help ag producers comply with an Environmental Protection Agency rule regarding oil spills.</p><p></p><p>The rule requires producers who store more than 10,000 gallons of oil on their property to have a plan drawn up by an engineer for how to prevent and contain oil spills.</p><p>Cheryl Grapes with the NRCS says getting those plans drawn up can cost thousands of dollars, which can be a burden for producers.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:23:08 +0000 Willow Belden 39273 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org NRCS seeks to help producers comply with EPA oil spill regs