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Groups raise enough money to buy out Wyoming Range leases | trib.com

An effort to raise money for the purchase of 58,000 acres’ worth of oil and gas leases in the Wyoming Range succeeded. Representatives of the Trust for Public Land — a national nonprofit that works to conserve lands — announced today that its campaign to raise $8.75 million to buy oil and gas leases from Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production ...

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Fracking Your Water: Drilling Through the Halliburton Loophole | Counterpunch

ExxonMobil Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson sounded very confident when he told a congressional hearing last year that extracting natural gas by the “hydraulically fractured” process has not led to even one “reported case of a freshwater aquifer having ever been contaminated.” But drinking water supplies in Pavillion, Wyo., and Dimock, Pa., are suspected of contamination from such drilling and a study ...

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University sculpture upsets Wyoming coal industry | The Guardian

The sculpture was always going to be hard to ignore – a giant 36-foot whorl of silvery logs and lumps of black coal in front of the main campus building at the University of Wyoming. But British artist Chris Drury thought his commentary on the connection between the coal industry and dead trees would merely generate some polite on-campus debate ...

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