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Does Wyoming’s ‘data trespassing’ law go to far?

Nature photographers beware: sharing your photos with the government could land you in jail. At least, that’s what University of Denver law professor Justin Pidot asserts in his recent Slate article regarding a newly-penned trespassing law in Wyoming. The bill, which Wyoming Governor Matt Meat signed earlier this week, addresses the “unlawful collection of resource data,” which encompasses “data regarding ...

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UGI proposes LNG plant in Wyoming County

UGI Energy Services LLC plans to build a liquefied natural gas production facility in Wyoming County. The facility will be adjacent to UGI’s Manning compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road in Washington Twp., slightly north of Procter & Gamble’s plant, the gas supplier announced Thursday. The facility will draw Marcellus Shale gas from UGI’s Auburn gathering system, then chill it ...

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Can the sage grouse coexist with O&G?

Is it possible that the sage grouse and fuel development could be anything but at odds with one another? Insider Energy reports that an effort among several states may offer a plan from which everyone—fuel developers, ranchers and birds—can benefit. States in which the sage grouse has natural habitat such as Wyoming have been grappling with the bird’s pending listing ...

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Budget cuts a possibility for Wyoming

If low oil prices persist, state budget cuts will be “on the table” as Wyoming Governor Matt Mead plans the state’s two-year budget, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports. “That is going to be a tough question we have for the upcoming session, and that is if we are still in a financial situation that looks tough, what is the best ...

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Colorado joins lawsuit against BLM

Colorado recently joined North Dakota and Wyoming in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management regarding its new regulations for fracking on tribal and federal land, The Oil and Gas Journal reports. But Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman said the state doesn’t intend to harbor an unregulated oil and gas industry—just one that is regulated on Colorado’s terms. ...

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Amid downturn in oil prices, Wyoming economy still grows

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s economy has added jobs over the past year despite a decrease in oil prices. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division said the state added about 400 construction jobs between February 2014 and February 2015. The division also reported that 10 of 14 industries it tracks added jobs in the past year. The ...

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ND allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The rule takes effect in June. Wyoming and ...

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