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CHEYENNE (WNE) — Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and 16 of their Senate Western Caucus colleagues sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young urging the Biden administration to withdraw its...

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The Wyoming Refining Co., an affiliate of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., has earned an Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a press release from Par Pacific.    This certification signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25% of similar...
CHEYENNE (WNE) —- Gov. Mark Gordon launched an initiative to fight terrestrial invasive species including cheatgrass in 2019. A key tool identified in that initiative is the herbicide Indaziflam. This is used in Wyoming’s control of cheatgrass, which imperils wildlife, cripples migration corridors...
CASPER — The Environmental Protection Agency last week finalized a new rule that aims to vastly curtail emissions from methane — a so-called “climate super-polluter” — by requiring the oil and gas industry to implement new detection and containment technology while minimizing wasteful flaring.   ...
FROM WYOFILE:    EPA pulled a “bait-and-switch,” the governor said in turning down millions of federal dollars to reduce carbon emissions.   Wyoming will not participate in the federal Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program, deciding instead to turn down $3 million and an opportunity to apply...

Conveyors pile coal at the Jim Bridger power plant outside Rock Springs on Jan. 19, 2022. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

 
FROM WYOFILE:    At least 19 workers will be discharged at the Black Butte mine, flaming tensions with the Biden administration over coal permitting and climate policies.   Wyoming leaders blame Biden administration coal policies as well as bureaucratic delays they claim are deliberate for layoffs...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rule for how states are to develop plans required under the Clean Air Act for certain existing sources.   Traditionally, states with primacy over air quality, such as Wyoming, have latitude on developing plans...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined their colleagues in introducing the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to push back on the Biden administration’s Green New Deal agenda.   The bill is designed to do that by preventing the implementation of...
POWELL — While the Park County Outdoor Recreation Collaborative obviously advocates for spending time in the great outdoors and taking advantage of our tremendous public resources, it is also concerned about the impacts of increased usage on wildlife and critical habitats.    To address the issue...
CHEYENNE — Rocky Mountain Power, Wyoming’s largest utility company, explained to members of the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee that its proposed rate increases are due to a “tight” market for coal.   Between 2008 and 2020, the number of active coal...

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