Laramie, Wyo. – The Interior Department announced today it will put one million dollars toward protecting an ancient migration corridor in Wyoming.
Each year, pronghorn antelope migrate 170 miles from southwest Wyoming to Grand Teton National Park. And each year, that path is getting narrower - as wells are drilled, houses are built, and fences go up around them.
BILLINGS, Mont. – Two conservation groups have asked the government to impose new restrictions on oil and gas development in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, a popular but declining game bird.
The groups say without such restrictions, the chicken-sized grouse could end up on the endangered species list. That could shut down public hunting - an outcome the groups say they want to avoid.
Last week, the groups filed a legal petition asking the Department of Interior to block drilling within two miles of grouse breeding areas.
Wyoming – Since Democrats took over Capitol Hill two years ago, Congress has seen a flurry of proposals to designate more wilderness areas. Among them is one that sets aside millions of acres in the Northern Rockies as Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports
Wyoming – State veterinarians from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are discussing recent outbreaks of Brucellosis and what the next move is. Addie Goss speaks with Assistant state veterinarian Jim Logan about some of his concerns.
Laramie, WY – A candidate for the US senate says government-backed bonds would provide the incentives needed for developing alternative energy resources. Democrat Chris Rothfuss says people should be encouraged to invest in bonds designed for energy development.
Rothfuss says he also supports a cap and trade system on C02 emissions. He says senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have consistently voted against measures that would allow the country to move forward with a national energy policy.
Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation warns that water levels at Guernsey Reservoir will drop quickly starting July 6 and that boat ramps at the reservoir will no longer be usable by the afternoon of July 7.
The federal agency also states that starting July 10, water will be released from Glendo Reservoir to begin the silt run through Guernsey. The operation will flush silt into the canals of downstream irrigators through July 24.