Wyoming – The Environmental Protection Agency is tweaking its regulations on air quality in National Parks. Critics say the agency is giving utility companies an easier pass to build more coal-fired power plants .many powered by Wyoming coal. Yanmei Xie has the story from Washington.
Wyoming – Conservation groups are threatening to sue over the federal government's decision not to protect these animals in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act. Peter O'Dowd talks to Rebecca Huntington, a freelance reporter in Jackson, and Brodie Farquhar, the managing editor of the Wyoming Business Report in Casper.
Wyoming – Sculptures have been popping up around Laramie this summer. One of them is the work of Patrick Dougherty. For the last 25 years, he's been weaving together tree saplings to create sculptures. They bring to mind all kinds of things that are made out of sticks: from nests to haystacks. This week he collected saplings and willows from a willing ranch near Centennial, Wyoming.
Wyoming – Carol Loyer and her daughter Anne Brande are fourth-generation western photographers involved in Ludwig Photo in Laramie. They recently stepped into the Storycorps booth to talk about Carol's childhood in Laramie. From age 5, she wanted to be the Jubilee queen at the Jubilee Days Parade.
Cheyenne, Wyo – An advisory group appointed by the Bush administration says hunters and fishermen - touted as the nation's first conservationists - ought to continue to play an important role as advocates for conserving wildlife and habitat.
But the Sporting Conservation Council says conflicting government policies, dwindling interest in hunting, and growing threats to big game, fish and fowl populations, have made that role a more challenging one.