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Congress' defense spending bill includes a provision to streamline oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — Congress approved a little-noticed provision aimed at streamlining oil and gas permits on federal land as part of a $585 billion defense spending bill on Friday.

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Wyoming DEQ plans Pinedale open house on plant to curb ozone pollution

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will look to clear the air Dec. 9, when the state regulatory agency will hold a public meeting in Pinedale to discuss a proposal to limit ozone pollution.

November 30, 2014 6:40 pmLoading…
Enzi, Barrasso voted against bill to curb NSA data collection

Enzi, Barrasso voted against bill to curb NSA data collection

Wyoming’s two senators were among the no votes that blocked a bill in the U.S. Senate to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency.

November 22, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, which provides policies on legislation, floor debate and votes.

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Enzi, Barrasso look to committee assignments

Enzi, Barrasso look to committee assignments

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are looking ahead to their committee assignments now that Republicans have regained the majority in the Senate.

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Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso will return to the Capitol on Wednesday, as Republicans talk to leadership about the committees they want to serve on and lead following the midterm election shakeup.

November 10, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

CASPER, Wyo. — A political group representing Wyoming teachers announced Monday it has withdrawn support for GOP schools chief candidate Jillian Balow based on attacks she made against Democratic opponent Mike Ceballos in a campaign fundraising letter sent last month.

October 27, 2014 9:20 pmLoading…

Senate passes Barrasso bill to streamline BLM oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill aimed at streamlining approval of oil and gas drilling permits on federal land.

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Delegates decry what they call duplicative survey

Delegates decry what they call duplicative survey

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming's congressional delegation wants to know why the federal government is paying for what they call an unnecessary road survey for Grand Teton National Park.

August 06, 2014 1:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: New EPA rules would hurt coal-producing states

The Obama administration unveiled new regulations on June 2 to restrict the amount of carbon dioxide produced by existing power plants. While we agree that America needs to balance energy needs with environmental concerns, the timing of this effort could hardly be worse for the struggling U.…

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State's congressional delegation proposes act to streamline water permits

Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi introduced legislation that would ease permitting requirements for construction of new surface water storage projects in the western United States.

June 08, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
CO2 rule meets quick resistance in Wyoming

CO2 rule meets quick resistance in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.

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VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

VA reviews Wyoming records after nurse suspended

CAPSER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s congressional delegation fired off a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday, asking for explanations about scheduling practices at the VA clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

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Guest opinion: Forest Service needs direction from Barrasso bill

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., recently introduced the National Forest Jobs and Management Act, which creates a 15-year pilot project on 3.8 percent of the 191 million acre National Forest system. On this pilot area, forest management projects would be conducted using streamlined compliance pro…

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Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

CASPER, Wyo. — In a counterblow aimed at ending the boundary dispute over the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso drafted a bill with the aid of Gov. Matt Mead’s office to refute the EPA decision that Riverton is part of the reservation.

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Cheyenne group says it was politically targeted by IRS

CASPER, Wyo. — The director of a Cheyenne nonprofit that is developing educational materials about the U.S. Constitution believes his organization was politically targeted during the 33 months it took the Internal Revenue Service to give it tax-exempt status.

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Protect the park from paddle sports

I was just reading about the bill introduced by Cindy Lummis that would expand paddle sports in Yellowstone and Teton national parks. A recent guest opinion opposing this bill was written by a paddle sport enthusiast and opposes this bill as do I.

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Guest opinion: Give paddlers opportunity to enjoy Yellowstone

Three-foot snow banks channeled the silent steady current of the upper Yellowstone River as I paddled my pack raft through the many meanders into Yellowstone Meadows. I rounded a bend, and found myself locking eyes with a majestic wolf on the bank 30 feet away. There was nothing remarkable a…

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Tribal commission seeks to improve legal system in Indian Country

CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

February 16, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…
Barrasso sponsors bill to increase logging in national forests

Barrasso sponsors bill to increase logging in national forests

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill his staff said will improve the health of national forests, but a former supervisor of Wyoming’s largest national forest worries that it will require logging at the expense of other programs.

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