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Communities Fight Gas Industry to Keep Pipelines Off Their Land

In January, protesters of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline were arrested in Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Communities are turning to new tactics to keep oil and gas pipelines off their lands. Courtesy Michelle Johnsen/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Despite a drop in oil prices, oil and gas companies are still producing more oil than existing pipelines can carry. As the industry tries to build new pipelines, small communities are turning to new -- and risky -- tactics to keep their land. Continue Reading →

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As Traffic Accidents Spike In Boom Areas, Towns Struggle To React

Highway 59 traffic going through Bill, WY.

Update: On Tuesday February 17th, the Wyoming House of Representatives and Senate both defeated amendments to put more money into safety upgrades on Highway 59. Governor Matt Mead had asked for $21 million to add more passing lanes on the highway, but the Joint Appropriations Committee agreed to just $17 million to fund repairs on both Highway 59 and U-S 20/26.  Lawmakers said revenues associated with falling oil prices have made the state reticent to spend money. If you ever take Wyoming Highway 59 between Douglas and Gillette, you might have noticed that recently there are more state troopers giving out more citations. In addition to this increased police presence, Governor Matt Mead has proposed nearly 22 million dollars in safety upgrades. Continue Reading →

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