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CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that Wyoming has filed a second lawsuit against the Department of Interior related to the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to “pause” oil and gas lease sales.  In the first lawsuit, the state challenged the Biden administration’s early...
LOVELL – As a potential railroad strike lies on the horizon, local businesses are stating the strike would have a significant impact on their ability to transport, and therefore sell, products. Last-minute negotiations by the Biden Administration in mid-September seemed to pacify the conflict...
TORRINGTON (WNE) –  U.S. Senators John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, stated in a press release they are joining South Dakota and Iowa Senators in introducing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Funding Accountability Act.  “This legislation holds the IRS accountable for the $80...
CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s railroads — and several key Wyoming industries — early next month.  The deal resulted from last-minute...
CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling this summer that the federal government legally paused new oil and gas leasing during the first quarter of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sided with the Biden administration and several environmental...
The Bureau of Land Management has paused its decision on the acquisition of more than 35,000 acres of land near Casper following a challenge from the state, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced on Wednesday. Federal officials announced in early June that the Conservation Fund, a national...
CASPER — Wyoming leaders exhaled Thursday after the Biden administration announced a tentative agreement expected to prevent a national railroad shutdown.  Without a deal, railroad workers may have begun striking over working conditions as soon as 12:01 a.m. Friday.  Railroads and labor unions...
CASPER  — The Biden administration legally postponed the oil and gas lease sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, a federal judge ruled Friday, in a blow to Wyoming and oil and gas industry groups.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of Wyoming determined that the first-quarter delays “...
CASPER — Democrats’ efforts to curb climate change drew considerable ire from speakers at an oil industry event on Thursday in Cheyenne.  Former Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. John Barrasso said the Biden administration had renounced the “American energy independence” achieved during the Trump...
CASPER — President Joe Biden’s recently announced student loan forgiveness plan could bring welcome relief to some students in Wyoming.  “It’s going to help a lot of our students,” Brandy Payne, Laramie County Community College financial aid director, said. “We needed relief in the wake of the...

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