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6:43 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

DEQ unveils Ozone Strategy for the Upper Green River Basin

Credit Willow Belden

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has released a strategy that includes regulations and voluntary recommendations to address Ozone problems in the Upper Green River Basin in western Wyoming. 

The goal is to keep ozone from exceeding recommended levels.  D-E-Q Air Quality Administrator Steve Dietrich said that the idea is to try and address problems before they start, noting that much of the focus will be on precursor emissions, or emissions that can cause ozone to reach non-attainment. 

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Industry News
6:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer

Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission consider Encana request
Credit Irina Zhorov

During its hearing today/Tuesday, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reaffirmed its earlier decision to grant Encana an exemption that permits them to pump produced water deep into the Madison aquifer. The injection well is located about 60 miles west of Casper.

The oil and gas development company asked for the exemption based on the Commission’s economic and technological impracticality criteria…which grants an exemption based on the idea that it’s impractical to use the aquifer for drinking water anyway.

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Industry News
6:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer

Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission consider Encana request
Credit Irina Zhorov

During its hearing today/Tuesday, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reaffirmed its earlier decision to grant Encana an exemption that permits them to pump produced water deep into the Madison aquifer. The injection well is located about 60 miles west of Casper.

The oil and gas development company asked for the exemption based on the Commission’s economic and technological impracticality criteria…which grants an exemption based on the idea that it’s impractical to use the aquifer for drinking water anyway.

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Industry News
6:44 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Governor wants a preferred plan concerning drilling project

Governor Matt Mead is urging the Bureau of Land Management to select a preferred alternative plan for oil and gas development in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties.

The BLM’s 900-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement focuses on the proposed Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Development, or CD-C Project. 

Governor Mead says the project could create thousands of jobs, but he wants to make sure it’s done right. 

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Industry News
2:04 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Gary visited KPBS and was interviewed on Midday Edition

Gary Knell on KPBS: On 1/11, Gary visited KPBS and was interviewed on Midday Edition. He also made a television appearance on KPBS’s Evening Edition (19 min in.).

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Industry News
1:59 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Current President and CEO of Sesame Workshop to Lead Award-Winning Media Organization, Beginning Dec

Gary E. Knell, the longtime President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will become President and CEO of NPR, Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards announced today.

“Gary is an extraordinary leader with extensive experience in public media, programming and education,” Edwards said.  “As CEO of Sesame Workshop for more than a decade, he has led a large, complex organization through a tumultuous media environment, helping it grow by providing innovative, engaging content in new and creative ways.”

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