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LARAMIE — After three years of evaluation, the Western Area Power Administration has approved a request to connect the Rail Tie Wind Project with its transmission system.  The decision marks one of the many permissions required for ConnectGen to move forward with building the wind farm, which will...
CHEYENNE — A state official testified Wednesday to the Select Natural Resource Management Committee and criticized delays in the most recent federal oil and gas lease sale. It was the first in the state in a year and a half.  “The bad news is the sale was 18 months late, was approximately 75%...

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Liliya Giroux, Jared Caing and Emma Patron, students with the Montana Conservation Corps, dig out part of “Hairnet Trail” at the Old Quarry Trails being developed a mile past the LAK Reservoir. The MCC signed a three-year contract to work on the trails, and the first crew of five workers came from June 8-14. See story on Page 11.

 
Between the Flying V and Serenity Trail, Weston County has offered well over 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to enjoy, but this summer there are even more trails available to the public.  Jeremy Dedic, the District 1 assistant district forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, has...
PINEDALE – A Wyoming production group submitted a protest to the Bureau of Land Management regarding oil and gas leases on the same day a coalition of environmental groups also petitioned the BLM for the same reason. While these petitions all centered on President Joe Biden’s administration’s plans...
CASPER — The Biden administration will redo the environmental review of more than 2,000 Wyoming oil and gas leases sold between 2015 and 2020 — including virtually all of the leases issued under former president Donald Trump — in accordance with a trio of settlement agreements approved Wednesday by...
Uncertainty surrounds first lease sale since December   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Scoping is over for the first oil and gas lease sale since December. After a federal judge ended the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on new oil and gas leasing...
Sublette County elk feeding program in doubt   By Joy Ufford Sublette Examiner  Via Wyoming News Exchange   PINEDALE — Feeding tons of hay to wild elk wintering around the Dell Creek feedground in Bondurant – to keep them out of privately owned haystacks – might not happen this year due to a Sept....
State sues over Biden leasing moratorium   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Wyoming is taking its objection to President Joe Biden’s moratorium on issuing oil and gas leases on federal lands to the courts. Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the state filed a...
Tribes protest Converse County drilling plans   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A landmark decision delivered by the Trump administration late last month gives five oil and gas companies the green light to forge ahead in drilling 5,000 wells over the...
Environmental groups slam pipeline project   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Leading environmental groups in Wyoming have come out in fierce opposition to a major pipeline project proposed for the state, over concerns the development could disrupt...

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