Taking stock of environmental regulation in Wyoming
Wyoming – Late 2009 wasn't a great time for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The Environmental Protection Agency weighed in on coal-bed methane development in the Powder River Basin, saying the D-E-Q was allowing water discharges that could damage ranch land. The EPA also told the department that it needs to take a stronger approach to managing haze in southwest Wyoming. In addition, the state has seen a collection of problems at the refinery in Sinclair, water quality problems in Pavilion, and concerns about ozone in Pinedale. As Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports it's worth asking - does Wyoming have a problem with environmental regulation?