Pinedale Anticline http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Environmental groups urge speedy development of pollution prevention plan for Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/environmental-groups-urge-speedy-development-pollution-prevention-plan-pinedale <p>Environmental groups are urging the Bureau of Land Management to quickly develop a plan for preventing future groundwater pollution in the Pinedale Anticline gas fields.</p><p>The BLM released a report this week that said groundwater contamination in the area was mostly not a result of natural gas production. But Bruce Pendery with the Wyoming Outdoor Council says regulators still need to be vigilant in preventing potential future problems.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 01:17:59 +0000 Willow Belden 50410 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Environmental groups urge speedy development of pollution prevention plan for Pinedale Online map highlights water connections in Pinedale Anticline http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/online-map-highlights-water-connections-pinedale-anticline <p>An environmental group in Pinedale is trying to help residents understand water quality issues, by creating an online map of gas wells, water wells, and other hydrologic data.</p><p></p><p>Linda Baker with the Upper Green River Alliance says she got the idea for the project when water wells in the Pinedale Anticline gas field started showing traces of benzene and other pollutants several years ago.</p><p>Baker served on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group, and she says data from the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Environmental Quality, and other agencies was very technical.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Willow Belden 40213 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Online map highlights water connections in Pinedale Anticline Power lines could be a solution for Pinedale Ozone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/power-lines-could-be-solution-pinedale-ozone <p> An official with the Bureau of Land Management says one 24 mile long power line, and two additional lines stretching 15 miles in length will take a big step forward in resolving problems with Ozone in Sublette County.&nbsp;</p><p>Ozone issues attributed to energy development has caused health concerns surrounding the Pinedale Anticline.&nbsp; The B-L-M’s Bill Wadsworth says the power lines will allow energy companies to convert some of their facilities from internal combustion engines and generators to electric power and that should reduce pollution.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:56:59 +0000 Bob Beck 29654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Power lines could be a solution for Pinedale Ozone EPA ready to declare Pinedale area non-attainment for ozone http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/epa-ready-declare-pinedale-area-non-attainment-ozone <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency<br />is moving ahead with a proposed regulatory designation that could<br />increase pressure on the gas industry to limit emissions that have<br />led to severe wintertime ozone pollution in western Wyoming.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The EPA is doing so while it settles a nationwide lawsuit over<br />ozone filed by an environmental group, WildEarth Guardians.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In 2009, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal recommended that the EPA<br />enact what&#39;s known as &quot;nonattainment status&quot; for ozone in the Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:31:51 +0000 The Associated Press 16944 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org EPA ready to declare Pinedale area non-attainment for ozone BLM Seeks Input On Pinedale Anticline Reclamation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-seeks-input-pinedale-anticline-reclamation <p>The Bureau of Land Management wants public input about how to reclaim land in the Pinedale Anticline that has been disrupted by energy development projects.</p><p>Next month, the BLM&rsquo;s Pinedale Anticline Working Group &ndash; or PAWG &ndash;will discuss developers&rsquo; plans for improving air quality in the area by their March deadline. Members will also brainstorm for ways to reclaim disrupted mule deer habitat in the area.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:13:46 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 15052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM Seeks Input On Pinedale Anticline Reclamation