January – February 2021, Volume 49, Number 1

In an effort to demonstrate widespread concern about air quality related to oil and gas development in Laramie County, Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), an affiliate of Powder River, teamed up with Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project to film several leaking wells with state-of-the-art infrared cameras. The organizations documented four different leaking facilities and have asked the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to investigate. To this date, the DEQ has not provided the landowners with a response about the cause of the documented, unregulated emissions nor whether future issues will be mitigated.

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