Dustin Bleizeffer

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Water Investigation Continues at Slow Drip

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Pavillion is a ranching community on a dead-end road that emerged from obscurity after the discovery of pollution in domestic water wells. Residents point to nearby oil and gas operations as a cause, while the field operator notes there’s no definitive evidence to back up the claim. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

WyoFile.com - There were frustratingly few answers for Pavillion-area residents, and interested parties throughout the nation in the most recent report in the ongoing groundwater pollution investigation in central Wyoming. At the same time, industry officials say the report helps to affirm that there’s still no evidence to connect polluted drinking water to oil and gas activity.

Reasons Differ, But Wyoming and China Agree On Cutting CO2 From Coal

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A globe decorated with flowers and inorganic material is a prominent feature near the headquarters of the Ningdong coal-to-chemical complex in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China. A coal-fired power plant and related cooling towers are part of the massive complex. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

Four Wyoming lawmakers came away from a recent trip to China with a deeper perspective on China’s CO2 emissions policy, and what it means to Wyoming’s coal industry.