WPR News
8:28 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Congresswoman Lummis votes to defund NPR

Wasington DC – Rep. Cynthia Lummis joined in voting to end federal funding for National Public Radio. The Wyoming Republican says nonessential government programs
must be scrutinized and difficult decisions must be made to address
the nation's fiscal problems. Lummis says in a statement that NPR must stand on its own. However, she noted that she prefers what she calls a "glide path
to self-sufficiency" for Wyoming Public Radio.
The U.S. House on Thursday voted 228-192 to bar federal funding

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Jackson plans a verticle garden

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8:15 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Elk number decline leads to working group

WPR News
8:09 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

EPA worried about what gas drilling in the Wyoming range could do to groundwater

Jackson, WY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has concerns about whether a draft plan to allow gas drilling in the Bondurant area offers enough protection for
groundwater.
The EPA says in a letter to the Bridger-Teton National Forest
supervisor that the final version of the plan should include more
requirements to protect groundwater.
Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production proposes to
drill 137 gas wells from 17 pads inside Bridger-Teton National
Forest. The U.S. Forest Service ended a public comment period on

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WPR News
7:50 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Group opposes expansion of the Black Thunder Mine

WPR News
7:46 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Riverton Community Health Center closes

WPR News
7:42 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Wyoming remains low in cancer

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WPR News
9:46 am
Wed March 16, 2011

Barrasso wants investigation on fed stream rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Sen. John Barrasso and others have asked a Senate committee to investigate the federal Office of Surface Mining's proposed stream protection regulations for coal operations.

The Wyoming Republican and fellow Sens. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, made the request to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

The three senators point to a draft economic analysis that estimates the proposed stream rule would cost thousands of coal mining jobs.

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WPR News
9:38 am
Wed March 16, 2011

EPA: Groundwater concerns about Hoback gas wells

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has concerns about whether a draft plan to allow gas drilling in the Bondurant area offers enough protection for groundwater.

The EPA says in a letter to the Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor that the final version of the plan should include more requirements to protect groundwater.

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