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(EnviroNews Wyoming) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said no punishment will be levied against Cameco Corporation for spilling radioactive waste along a 600-mile route between eastern Wyoming and Blanding, Utah — not once, but twice. Cameco was facing a $35,000 fine for the mishaps, but won’t…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — Pavillion, Wyoming — A new study published on March 29, 2016, by authors from Stanford University, has linked the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking,” to pollution of underground sources of drinking water (USDW) in Pavillion, Wyoming — a connection those same researchers say is…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — Missoula, Montana — In a move that has angered environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed on March 3, 2016, to strip the iconic Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear of its protected status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — Yellowstone National Park — It was a sobering outcome for social media activists who had been clamoring to #SpareTheBear. Despite the tumult on Twitter and fury on Facebook, Yellowstone Park managers were undeterred. The park announced from the beginning, it would euthanize the mama grizzly…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) — In March of 2015, in a milestone announcement, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued rules to guide the oil and gas industry on the controversial practice known as “fracking.” The first-time federal fracking rules closely mimic guideposts already in place at the state level…