Casper, Wy – A new law has caused 234 more drivers in Wyoming to have ignition control devices installed on their vehicles to prevent them from drinking and driving. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says that brings the number of ignition control devices in use in the state to 673 as of the end of November. The law went into effect July 1. It requires first-time drinking-and-driving offenders who register blood-alcohol concentrations of 0.15 percent or more to have the devices in place for six months.
Sinclair, Wy – Officials say a storage tank appears to be the source of odors at Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company. John Pfeffer is a refinery environmental health and safety manager. He says the tank normally stores crude oil but was being used to store slop oils before being reprocessed. Pfeffer says liquid streams being directed to the tank were hotter than expected and may have been causing the odors. He says the refinery last week stopped diverting slop oils to the tank.