Laramie, Wy – The Environmental Protection Agency has just finished a report on the quality of streams across the nation. The results are vague on a state by state basis. But, half the streams in the region that includes northeastern Wyoming are rated as poor quality. The E-P-A's Peter Grevatt says this means human activity has impacted the biology of the waterway. Grevatt says they did not look at any specific human activities to gauge their impacts on streams. He says this was the first report by the E-P-A on streams, but it will do another study in five years.
Laramie, WY – Public Works officials in Cheyenne say the city is placing its faith in new technology to solve the looming landfill closure. Spokesman Craig Whitehead says the city will not be looking into combusting its solid waste for energy, but will be test-driving a new way to turn trash into diesel through a gassification process. If Cheyenne officials like and approve the garbage-to-diesel technology, the city would be the first in the country to use it.