Wyoming http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-ahead-peers-charting-publics-oil-and-gas-health-complaints <p>Energy boom states in the west are taking different tactics for recording and responding to public health complaints regarding oil and gas.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 58534 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints As The Energy Boom Goes Urban, Wyoming Now Faces Many Of Colorado’s Challenges http://www.kunc.org/post/energy-boom-goes-urban-wyoming-now-faces-many-colorado-s-challenges <p>Oil and gas booms can seem remote, it’s not like they happen in your backyard.</p><p>Unless they do – take Laramie County, Wyoming, where a surge in well permitting threatens to bring drilling closer to a large number of homes. Although Wyoming has a long history with oil and gas, it’s almost always been in rural areas. A boom in Laramie County would change that and some say the state is ill-prepared to deal with the issues that arise when communities bump up against drilling.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 58011 at http://www.kunc.org As The Energy Boom Goes Urban, Wyoming Now Faces Many Of Colorado’s Challenges Crude Oil Rail Routes Won't Be Made Public http://www.kunc.org/post/crude-oil-rail-routes-wont-be-made-public <p>The railroad industry is taking steps to avoid public disclosure of crude oil shipment routes, <a href="http://bismarcktribune.com/bakken/states-balk-at-keeping-oil-train-info-from-public/article_171f8468-ed41-11e3-a2bd-001a4bcf887a.html" target="_blank">reports The Associated Press</a>. The companies were <a href="http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-dot-takes-new-emergency-actions-part-comprehensive-strategy-keep-crude-oil" target="_blank">ordered in May</a> by the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin notifying rail yards and emergency responders when large shipments of Bakken crude were rolling through their communities.</p><p>Those disclosures are due to begin June 7. The companies have to reveal route details and the amount of oil carried in shipments of 35 or more tank cars.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:09:08 +0000 Alisa Barba & Jordon Wirfs-Brock & Inside Energy 57463 at http://www.kunc.org Crude Oil Rail Routes Won't Be Made Public A New Frontier: Carbon Utilization, Rather Than Sequestration http://www.kunc.org/post/new-frontier-carbon-utilization-rather-sequestration <p>While carbon is a byproduct of almost everything we do, capturing and storing it is expensive. For years, the goal has been to figure out how to make that process cheaper, but more recent efforts take a different approach - shifting the focus from storing carbon to using it.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:20:20 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 57367 at http://www.kunc.org A New Frontier: Carbon Utilization, Rather Than Sequestration Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom http://www.kunc.org/post/coal-power-wary-new-greenhouse-gas-regs-loom <p>The predicted effects of continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at current rates range from dramatic sea level rise to extreme weather to famine and drought. Power plants are among the largest carbon dioxide emitters, and June 2, the Obama administration is scheduled to release new rules regulating those emissions.</p><p>Utilities and trade groups are already warning those rules will have some dire consequences of their own.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 57173 at http://www.kunc.org Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom