Sweetwater County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Jury Awards Injured Oil And Gas Worker $5.1M http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jury-awards-injured-oil-and-gas-worker-51m <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A Wyoming jury has awarded $5.1 million dollars in damages to an oil and gas worker who was injured on the job in 2011.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Then 22-year-old Horr was part of a crew working on a Merit Energy oil well when bu Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:07:50 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 61142 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jury Awards Injured Oil And Gas Worker $5.1M Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines-0 <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 52772 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s Little Talked About Pollution Source: Trona Mines Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-s-little-talked-about-pollution-source-trona-mines <p>Wyoming’s biggest export is soda ash, which comes from trona mines in Sweetwater County. Last year, the trona industry produced 17 million tons of soda ash for which the state received nearly $90 million in various taxes and royalties. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov report, the industry has a dirty side, too.&nbsp;</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Wyoming is used to superlatives. The biggest coal bed, the largest mine, the most wind! Here’s another:</p><p>[VIDEO PLAYING: The silver retreats of Wyoming, USA is home to the largest reserve of trona. ]</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:33:08 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50935 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s little talked about pollution source: trona mines Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/thriving-trona-industry-could-face-threats-environmental-regulations <p>Trona mining is a widely forgotten part of the state’s extraction industries. But in Sweetwater County, it’s a big deal. Just west of Green River, there’s a hidden labyrinth of tunnels far below I-80. And the industry is a major part of the county’s economy. But some worry that environmental issues could be a major burden for trona mining. Amanda Le Claire has more.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:23:18 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 44762 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Thriving trona industry could face threats from environmental regulations Sweetwater County looks at sustainable growth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sweetwater-county-looks-sustainable-growth <p>After decades of a boom and bust economy…officials in a town in Southwestern Wyoming believe they may have harnessed the erratic cycle into more sustainable economic growth. Wyoming Public Radio’s&nbsp;Amanda LeClaire has more.</p><p><em>Ambient sound of a shop/ restaurant</em></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:39:37 +0000 Amanda LeClaire 39923 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sweetwater County looks at sustainable growth