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Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

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By Matthew Brown| Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia. Known as the Powder River Training Complex, the area includes portions of Wyoming, Montana ...

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Chevron settles with EPA over two Utah spills

John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media A settlement worth $875,000 to amend for oil spills in Utah was reached between Chevron Pipe Line Company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. According to an EPA press release, Chevron agreed to pay the amount for their violations of the Clean Water Act. Two violations were accounted for, one incident associated ...

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U.S. failed to check risky oil, gas wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say. The report, obtained by The Associated Press before its public release, highlights substantial gaps in oversight by the agency that manages oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands. ...

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Bakken Energy Corp Begins Negotiation to Buy Oil Refinery in Southern Utah Uinta Basin

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LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Bakken Energy Corp formerly Orofino Gold Corp. (OTC: ORFG) is pleased to announce that the company has reached a memorandum of understanding between its board of directors to acquire an Oil Refinery in Southern Utah. The company expects to give details of the acquisition agreement by middle of next week. The company also expects to have the ...

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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West. More and more ...

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The Utah tar sands time bomb

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By John Deede, Shale Plays Media While the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast has dominated environmental news, few people are aware that Utah has its own tar sand formation. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that the recoverable oil in the Green River Formation located in Colorado, Wyoming and ...

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