Baseline Testing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming adopts baseline testing rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-adopts-baseline-testing-rule <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Tuesday, Wyoming joined the growing list of states that will require groundwater testing at oil and gas wells before and after drilling occurs.&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Com Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:44:04 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49825 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming adopts baseline testing rule Baseline water testing rule draws criticism from all sides http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/baseline-water-testing-rule-draws-criticism-all-sides <p></p><p>Opinion is sharply divided on a proposed rule that would require water testing at oil and gas wells before and after drilling.<br /><br /><br />The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has been taking public comment on the rule since August. Two dozen groups and individuals submitted written comments, and a handful spoke at a public hearing in Casper on Tuesday.<br /><br /><br />Bob LeResche is vice-chair of the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a group that represents landowners. He says as they stand, the rules have no teeth.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:11:36 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48430 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Baseline water testing rule draws criticism from all sides Legislative committee interrogates baseline testing rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislative-committee-interrogates-baseline-testing-rule <p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:56:37 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47709 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislative committee interrogates baseline testing rule Industry mostly on board with new water testing rules http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/industry-mostly-board-new-water-testing-rules <p>For the most part, industry is happy with the new draft rules for baseline water testing near oil and gas wells. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released its <a href="http://wogcc.state.wy.us/downloads/08162013_CH3_130731%20Strike%20Underscore.pdf" target="_blank">latest draft</a> of them last week.</p><p>Petroleum Association of Wyoming Vice President John Robitaille says he continues to hear from association members that baseline testing is necessary.</p><p>“In all honesty, I think we probably should have been doing this several years ago,” he says.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:46:17 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 45911 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Industry mostly on board with new water testing rules Wyo. Oil and Gas Commission takes up baseline water testing rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-oil-and-gas-commission-takes-baseline-water-testing-rule <p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:12:20 +0000 Irina Zhorov 43907 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. Oil and Gas Commission takes up baseline water testing rule Oil and Gas Conservation Commission considers baseline water testing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-considers-baseline-water-testing-0 <p></p><p> The Supervisor of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says his agency is accepting public comment on a rule that would require baseline water testing.</p><p>The rule requires water testing before oil and gas development begins and after it ends.&nbsp; Grant Black says when problems occur, it’s important to have all the facts.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:24:23 +0000 Bob Beck 42142 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil and Gas Conservation Commission considers baseline water testing WY Oil and Gas Conservation Commission prepares to draft rules for baseline groundwater testing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-prepares-draft-rules-baseline-groundwater-testing <p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:41:16 +0000 Irina Zhorov 40847 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Oil and Gas Conservation Commission prepares to draft rules for baseline groundwater testing