WPR News
8:32 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Lower energy demand could hurt Wyoming

WPR News
8:24 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Lummis gets House orientation

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative-elect Cynthia Lummis is in Washington this week for an orientation for new House members.

The Wyoming Republican is one of more than 50 incoming Republican and Democratic members getting tips on everything from to how hire staff members to nuances of House ethics rules.

Lummis beat Democrat Gary Trauner to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin.

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WPR News
8:17 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Clean coal bills fail

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Casper, Wy – Three Bills intended to help develop clean coal facilities in Wyoming stalled in the Legislature's joint minerals committee Wednesday. From Casper, Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.

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WPR News
8:13 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Wyoming residents differ over climate change

WPR News
9:53 am
Tue November 18, 2008

BLM delays wild horse euthanization proposal

Reno, NV – A government official says the Bureau of Land Management will reduce gathers and shuffle money to maintain its wild horse and burro program for the current fiscal year, delaying a proposal to euthanize large numbers of animals to control
populations and costs.

BLM Deputy Director Henri Bissson, speaking Monday to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board in Reno, said the delay will give interested parties time to devise options when "cooler heads prevail."

But he says tough decisions remain.

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WPR News
9:51 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Surprising findings about chronic wasting disease

Laramie, WY – A University of Wyoming researcher has uncovered information that challenges a long-held notion about chronic wasting disease.

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9:02 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Game and Fish Commission approves wolf changes

Jackson, Wy – The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously today (Tuesday) to revise the state's wolf management plan. The changes are aimed at getting the animal delisted. Game and Fish Commissioners said it's time to compromise a little to get wolves off the endangered species list. A Montana judge relisted the wolves in July after finding fault with the Wyoming plan. Commission President Jerry Galles says these revisions aim to satisfy both the judge and other interested parties.

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8:57 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Wyoming legislative committee discusses clean coal tax breaks

Casper, Wy –
This week a legislative committee is discussing clean coal opportunities and whether to approve tax breaks. The Tax breaks would be for clean coal facilities and for coal consumed in such a facility. The Equality State Policy Center opposes such breaks.Chairman Bob Spencer of Cheyenne says it would cost Wyoming needed revenue.
Spencer-If you eliminate a tax or lower a tax, then you have to make it up somewhere.

Spencer disputes the idea that tax breaks are needed to build clean coal facilities

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WPR News
8:52 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Carbon dioxide project in the works

Pinedale, Wy – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $67 million for a test project to store more than 2 million tons of carbon dioxide underground in western Wyoming.
The money is going to the Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration
Partnership as part of a series of government projects to study
injecting greenhouse gases underground.
The Energy Department says successful carbon sequestration would
help the United States use its fossil fuel resources without
contributing to global climate change.

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WPR News
8:48 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Enzi opposes auto bailout

Washington D-C – Senator Mike Enzi isn't convinced that U-S carmakers are doing enough to earn a twenty five billion dollar rescue plan.
Leaders of Ford, GM and Chrysler were on Capitol Hill to face a skeptical panel at the Senate Banking Committee. They want more money to prevent plant closures and layoffs across the country. Senator Enzi said the carmakers haven't shown they are changing their ways.

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