ozone levels http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en DEQ discusses plans to manage ozone levels in Sublette County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-discusses-plans-manage-ozone-levels-sublette-county <p>The Department of Environmental Quality hosted a meeting on Thursday to discuss how it plans to fix Sublette county's air quality problems. Emissions from oil and gas production in the area have caused ozone, or smog, to form at levels that exceed federal limits. Wyoming Public Media's Willow Belden has the story.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:38:24 +0000 Willow Belden 35162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ discusses plans to manage ozone levels in Sublette County Wyoming strives to curb ozone levels to meet federal mandate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-strives-curb-ozone-levels-meet-federal-mandate <p>Sublette County is home to two of Wyoming’s major oil and gas fields … and emissions from the energy production have caused smog to form – a type of smog called ozone. Ground-level ozone can cause and exacerbate respiratory problems. It’s also a problem for legal reasons: ozone levels in Sublette County have exceeded federal limits several times in the past few years. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping in. It’s designating Sublette County a “nonattainment area,” which means Wyoming is obligated to fix the problem. Fri, 18 May 2012 22:17:59 +0000 Willow Belden 24292 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming strives to curb ozone levels to meet federal mandate