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8:33 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Elected officials tell company to drop pipeline compromise

Salt Lake City, UT – Elected officials from Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Oregon are warning a pipeline company not to contribute to environmental causes to protect sagebrush habitat.

The officials are demanding that El Paso Corporation drop an agreement it made with environmental groups that clears away objections to a 680-mile natural gas pipeline that would begin in Opal, Wyoming and end in Oregon.

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WPR News
7:41 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

Former President endorses Simpson for governor

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7:38 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

Committee will consider gas tax

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7:27 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

Task force has plan for storage

Washington D-C – A presidential task force says that charging a fee for carbon dioxide emissions is key to developing technology to store the gas from coal plants underground. The technique is aimed at helping reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global
warming.
The task force says that without a price for carbon pollution,
there is no framework for investing in the underground storage
technology.
The task force calls the lack of comprehensive climate change
legislation the "key barrier" to carbon storage. Senate Democrats

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WPR News
10:59 am
Thu August 12, 2010

GOP candidates publish fundraising in primary

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Matt Mead has raised more than twice as much money as any of his competitors but he's largely funding his campaign out of his own pocket.

Campaign finance reports filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office this week show Mead's campaign has raised just over $1.1 million so far this year. That's more than twice as much as his closest competitor.

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10:54 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Rex pioneers Niobrara Shale oil in Laramie County

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The first of potentially dozens of new oil wells in Laramie County is being drilled by Rex Energy Corp.

State College, Pa.-based Rex began drilling the well 14 miles northeast of Cheyenne on July 22. The company expects to finish drilling in a couple weeks.

Excitement has become widespread that new drilling techniques could unlock large amounts of oil from the Niobrara Shale beneath eastern Wyoming, northern Colorado and western Nebraska.

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10:51 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Candidates for top education job weigh in on PAWS test

Laramie, Wyo. – Republican candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction sparred over the proficiency testing of students during a Wyoming PBS debate last night. Former state superintendent, Trent Blankenship, admitted PAWS is flawed, but explained that the test was originally created to gather data to help teachers assess student needs quickly.

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WPR News
10:53 am
Wed August 11, 2010

Judge sides with Indians in voting rights case

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A federal judge is siding with American Indians and ordering Fremont County to elect county commissioners in five separate districts.

Judge Alan B. Johnson on Tuesday rejected Fremont County's proposal to continue with at-large voting in most of the county. The county had proposed to designate a single commission district in which American Indians would be the majority.

Fremont County Commission Chairman Douglas L. Thompson had no immediate comment on Johnson's ruling.

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10:45 am
Wed August 11, 2010

BLM meeting to focus on wild horse techniques

Rock Springs, Wyo. – An upcoming U.S. Bureau of Land Management meeting will focus on the use of helicopters and vehicles to round up wild horses.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the BLM's Rock Springs Field Office. The BLM is looking for the public's thoughts about using helicopters and motorized vehicles to manage wild horses in the coming year.

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10:15 am
Wed August 11, 2010

Democratic candidates for the governor's seat talk worker safety

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Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's high workplace fatality rate was one issue that Democratic candidates for governor debated during a Wyoming PBS debate last night.

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