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Guest opinion: Taxpayers lose, mining firms gain under flawed coal leasing

Two recent congressional investigations point to the loss of millions of dollars to the public due to flaws in the way the Bureau of Land Management manages federal coal, including large holdings in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Enzi pushes back release of mineral payments bill

CHEYENNE — Wyoming's senior U.S. senator is delaying the release of legislation that aims to block the federal government from cutting mineral royalty payments to 35 states.

May 09, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…

Salazar approves massive Wyoming wind farm project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes.

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Wyoming sage grouse team honored by Salazar

The Wyoming Governor's Sage-Grouse Implementation Team was one of 17 organizations recognized Friday by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for a 2011 Partners in Conservation Award.

September 24, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Obama abandons wilderness plan

WASHINGTON - Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.

June 01, 2011 12:36 pmLoading…

Salazar names 10 to BLM advisory councils in Wyoming

CHEYENNE  — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has appointed 10 people to advise the U.S Bureau of Land Management on public land issues in Wyoming.

March 30, 2011 8:00 amLoading…

BLM releases final proposal for NE Wyo. drilling

CASPER — The Bureau of Land Management's proposed plan for expanding coal-bed methane drilling in an environmentally sensitive part of northeast Wyoming calls for staged development.

March 19, 2011 3:51 pmLoading…

New Wyoming governor takes aim at BLM 'wild lands'

CHEYENNE — The possibility of new wilderness designations has rankled another Western governor who says the Interior Department ignores how much his state depends on public land remaining open for drilling and other development.

January 18, 2011 3:15 pmLoading…

Wolf delisting stalled on population target according to Idaho governor

BILLINGS — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said talks over lifting federal protections from Northern Rockies gray wolves stalled last Monday on several points, in particular a mandate for Idaho to maintain 500 to 700 of the predators.

December 13, 2010 3:05 pmLoading…

Barrasso critical of Obama drilling plan

CHEYENNE — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is critical of the Obama administration's decision to place the eastern Gulf and the Atlantic seaboard off-limits to oil and natural gas exploration.

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Western governors, Interior secretary talk wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the governors of the three Rocky Mountain states met Monday in Denver to try to figure out how to turn management of wolves over to the states — including the possibility that Congress could specify that the wolf population is fully recovered.

November 29, 2010 9:45 amLoading…

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