Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

DOT Proposes Penalty For Exxon Pipeline Spill into Yellowstone River

"BILLINGS, Mont. -- Federal regulators proposed $1.7 million in civil penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday for safety violations linked to a pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 63,000 gallons of crude oil into Montana's scenic Yellowstone River."

Source: AP, 03/26/2013

"Wyoming Towns Eye Private Funds To Plow Yellowstone Roads"

"With government snow plows idled by federal budget cuts known as the 'sequester,' small Wyoming towns on the fringe of Yellowstone are organizing a private fund-raising drive for this year's spring road-clearing operation inside the national park."

Source: Reuters, 03/15/2013
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Pro-Fracking Petition With Fake Signatures Embarrasses Gas Association

In Fort Collins, Colorado, where the oil and gas industry is fighting a municipal ban on fracking, Coloradoan reporter Bobby Magill discovered that the state oil and gas association had forged some two-thirds of the "business" signatures on a petition to the city council.

Source: Grist, 03/06/2013

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