Sen. John Barrasso

Republicans, Democrats differ on solutions, blame for high prices   CASPER —  Competing ideas about how the U.S. should safeguard its energy resources continue to fuel a largely partisan debate about the value of fossil fuels compared with their low-emissions alternatives.  “Our world is facing an...
CHEYENNE — As the deadline to vote on the same-sex marriage bill before the congressional recess approaches on Aug. 6, both U.S. senators from Wyoming said they will make their decision when the legislation is before them. The Respect for Marriage Act was passed in mid-July by the House, 267-157....
CASPER — Another iconic Yellowstone species is being considered again for Endangered Species Act protections. Threats to the park’s plains bison — including loss of habitat and migration routes as well as the spread of disease — are concerning enough that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will...
The U.S. needs to revitalize its uranium mining industry and fast-track an expansion of its nuclear fuel processing capabilities to end reliance on Russia and other foreign adversaries for its nuclear power industry, Wyoming’s congressional representatives say. U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia...
CASPER — Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso has called repeatedly for uranium to be included in the federal ban on Russian energy imports. He introduced a bill in the Senate on Wednesday intended to keep Russian uranium out of U.S. reactors.  The succinct bill — it consists of two sentences beneath the...

Local gas prices on March 7 at 9 a.m. via GasBuddy.com

CHEYENNE —It’s not just motorists and industry officials who are complaining about higher gasoline prices locally due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here in Wyoming, politicians also are paying attention.  In the past week alone, all three members of the state’s congressional delegation expressed...
Federal, state officials spar over Bridger   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer.  State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to...
Industry criticizes plan to tap oil reserves   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The federal government will pull oil from the country’s emergency stockpile in an effort to bring down stubbornly high fuel prices, the White House said Tuesday. Over the next...
Barrasso says caution needed in Medicaid expansion debate   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso thinks Wyoming should decide against expanding Medicaid.  Acknowledging that the decision is a matter for state government, not the U.S....
How Congress’ massive infrastructure bill will impact Wyoming and its residents   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Congress recently passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, and experts say the measure could help remedy longstanding issues in Wyoming...

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