WASHINGTON – Energy giant Halliburton says it's disappointed by the Obama administration's decision to subpoena the company for a description of the chemicals it uses in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking".
The fracking process releases oil and natural gas from rock formations when crews inject vast quantities of water, sand and chemicals underground.
Halliburton is the only one of nine major energy companies that refused the Environmental Protection Agency's request to reveal the chemical mix used in the practice, also known as
Laramie, WY – First quarter job losses in Wyoming were smaller than the state's previous two quarters. A report from the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning says this trend may suggest that the state's economy is beginning to stabilize.
The senior economist with the Department of Employment, David Bullard, says job losses began in Wyoming in early 2009. By October of last year, they had peaked.