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In every state, gains in income trail growth in economy


Economic growth outpaced any gains in median household income in every state from 2000 to 2013, a new Stateline analysis shows. The divergence between middle-class income growth and general economic growth has been a topic of debate among economists for years. But the new analysis–which uses state gross domestic product per person as a measure of economic growth and income ...

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Park County cuts Marathon a break on office rent

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CODY, Wyo.  — Park County commissioners have given one of the world’s biggest oil companies a break on paying office space rent, citing the oil and gas industry’s financial woes because of low prices. At the company’s request, the commission provided Marathon Oil Corp. a two-year reprieve from the annual 2.4 percent rate hikes they typically demand of office tenants ...

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Wyoming: hotspot for Chinese investments

In a recent study from the Rhodium Group and National Committee on US-China Relations, China appears to be pouring significant commercial investment into the United States—a stark contrast in roles for both countries since the 1980s. Chinese firms spent nearly $46 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI), which the study says bolsters the U.S. “growth, employment, competitiveness, and innovation.” As ...

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Industry: Helium plant shouldn’t cause more damage

JACKSON, Wyo. — A company planning to build a gas processing plant in the Wyoming Range says its proposed development shouldn’t cause further degradation to a stream network that no longer supports cutthroat trout. Representatives of the Denver firm QEP Resources are planning a gas processing plant to produce helium, methane and carbon dioxide, along with 10 new gas wells ...

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Environmental groups monitor new Wyoming fracking rules


CASPER, Wyo. — As Wyoming challenges new federal fracking rules on public lands, state regulators are quietly implementing a state requirement that petroleum companies justify keeping secret the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing. The state has approved six applications from companies seeking to keep their ingredients confidential under the terms of a settlement with ...

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Dry Piney Creek eyed for new gas plant

Cutthroat trout have fled the Dry Piney Creek in Wyoming, unable to survive in its waters anymore, but a gas company developing the nearby area says they’ll make sure not to exacerbate the environmental impacts. According to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, Denver-based QEP Resources plans to build a gas processing plant in the creek’s drainage area, where they’ll ...

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Stricter ozone standards approved in southwest Wyoming

PINEDALE, Wyo. — A state regulatory panel has approved new regulations aimed at limiting emissions from existing natural gas facilities in southwest Wyoming, ending years of debate over how to address pollution from the operations in the Pinedale area. The unanimous vote Tuesday by the Environmental Quality Council makes Wyoming the third state to regulate emissions from existing oil and ...

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