Denver, Colo. – Two lawsuits by conservation groups take aim at the Bush administration's push to open nearly 2 million acres in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado to oil shale development.
A coalition of groups filed two lawsuits Friday in federal court in Denver to challenge regulations and a plan approved late last year to tap the more than 1 trillion barrels of oil believed to be in a large formation under the three states.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming House of Representatives has started work on three bills that will help regulate the underground storage of carbon dioxide gas.
Wyoming officials say that addressing the capture and storage of CO2 will all the states energy industry to thrive. But Representative David Miller of Riverton is disappointed in the legislation, because he says it only addresses traditional minerals.
Miller the bill should include more than just hydrocarbons.
Billings, Mont. – State and federal officials have recommended relocating a small herd of bison from Yellowstone National Park to a Wyoming Indian reservation - part of a bid to restore a species that once numbered in the tens of millions.
The 41 animals are now being held in a federal disease quarantine compound in Montana. If Friday's recommendation is adopted by the state's wildlife agency, they could be moved to the Wind River Reservation by April.
Laramie, Wyo. – More unemployed workers are asking for help from the state Department of Workforce Services. Director Joan Evans says the Riverton employment office has seen a ten percent increase in foot traffic in recent weeks.
"It really is a variety of factors, you can't really point to one thing," Evans said. "But I think an overall tightening up in the economy is really impacting us here in Wyoming."