fines http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming Doesn’t Often Fine Industry For Spills http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-doesn-t-often-fine-industry-spills <p>Wyoming regulators recorded hundreds of spills by the oil and gas industry last year, but issued just a handful of fines. As Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, that’s actually not unusual.<br /><br />STEPHANIE JOYCE: ‘Genie McMullan knows when there’s been an oil spill from the production wells on her goat farm in the Big Horn Basin.<br /><br />'GENIE McMULLAN: When there’s a spill there’s a sharp smell, it’s a burning smell to my senses, my nose, my eyes, my lungs.<br /> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:02:23 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 52771 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Doesn’t Often Fine Industry For Spills EPA fines Sinclair again, for Clean Air Act violations http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/epa-fines-sinclair-again-clean-air-act-violations <p>Once again, Sinclair Oil has agreed to pay a penalty for violating the Clean Air Act at its refinery near Rawlins. The latest fine is for &nbsp;$378,000.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency’s David Cobb says the company didn’t have proper procedures in place to prevent the release of hazardous chemicals, and that chemicals were released on several occasions in the past few years. Cobb says violations like this can be dangerous.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:56:55 +0000 Willow Belden 31311 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net EPA fines Sinclair again, for Clean Air Act violations