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America’s longest mule deer migration discovered in Wyoming

April 22, 2014

The discovery of America’s longest mule deer migration by Wyoming scientists adds to a burgeoning awareness of where animals move and why they move.

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EPA: Climate regs won’t crimp North Dakota’s energy boom

March 4, 2014

EPA’s goal is to write a rule that reduces Earth-warming CO2 emissions without threatening energy reliability. The Obama administration wants its rule to avoid significant …

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BLM advancing multi-state line on route that avoids most sensitive landscapes

February 25, 2014

Federal land managers are considering several alternative routes for the 412-mile Gateway West transmission line, originating in Wyoming.

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Game and Fish license fee increase defeated

February 11, 2014

After a long era of regular hikes to Game and Fish license fees, Wyoming lawmakers have denied such requests, first in 2013 and now in …

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EPA requires more scrutiny of Wyo. gasification project

February 4, 2014

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality did not allow for enough public input before giving an underground coal gasification project preliminary approval to pollute an …

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Yellowstone Decides Against Remote Brucellosis Vaccination Of Bison

January 14, 2014

The National Park Service has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a Brucellosis Remote Vaccination Program for Bison in Yellowstone.

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FWS considering eagle take permit for massive Wyo. wind farm

December 6, 2013

Environmental impact statement to study wind farm effects on golden eagles, potentially leading to permit allowing harm or kill of eagles.

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Critics: Chesapeake deal erodes spirit of sage grouse strategy

October 8, 2013

Mead says private minerals pre-empt state’s authority, while others say the deal should have been more transparent.

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Wyoming coal research still in play under new CO2 standards

October 1, 2013

Wyoming’s $41M investment in advanced coal research continues under new CO2 standards, but the direction may shift to “bolt-on” technologies.

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National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

September 26, 2013

Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.

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House GOP wants answers on Obama aide’s role in Pavillion

September 19, 2013

Documents show that Heather Zichal operated behind the scenes as EPA prepared to release its findings that fracking had contaminated groundwater in Pavillion.

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Slow Disaster: Dwindling Colorado River will demand Congress to act

August 20, 2013

Managers from Wyo to LA expect cooperation, not conflict, in dealing with declining water in the Colorado River basin.

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After Sheep Herder Hill Fire, Casper Mountain risks remain high

August 6, 2013

The Sheep Herder Hill Fire nearly burned down 800 homes in 2012. Risks persist due to firefighting budget cuts and a lack of defensible space.

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Wyo vs EPA: State resists EPA plan targeting coal to cut haze

July 30, 2013

Coal-friendly Wyoming sees EPA regional haze plan as another Obama attack on its coal economy.

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Many oil and gas mishaps among drillers, but few fines

July 16, 2013

State records show that state and federal agencies pursue fines against oil and gas producers in only a small minority of spill cases.

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Public Lands Pay Dividends

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Could REI survive without America’s outdoor playground – our nation’s public lands?

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U.S. well sites in 2012 discharged more than Valdez

July 9, 2013

15.6 million gallons of oil and other liquids were reported spilled at production sites last year, more than what leaked from the infamous 1989 spill.

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EPA’s abandoned Wyoming fracking study one retreat of many

July 3, 2013

Environmentalists say the agency is systematically disengaging from any research that could be perceived as questioning the safety of the practice.

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FWS: Wolves ‘no longer face the threat of extinction’

June 7, 2013

The Interior Department today formalized plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in most of the lower 48 states.

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Study: Decline of cutthroat trout forces grizzlies to eat more elk

May 21, 2013

The decline in the Yellowstone Cutthroat trout population has caused grizzly bears to shift their diet to elk calves in Yellowstone National Park.