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Wyoming drilling hearing draws an angry crowd

January 21, 2011

Energy industry and Forest Service officials heard frustrations, sometimes in the form of expletives, from citizens worried about 136 gas wells proposed for the Wyoming Range.

Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor Jacque Buchanan took questions from the standing-room-only crowd at...

Wilderness policy draws fire from Wyo. governor, ranchers

January 19, 2011

The Wyoming governor and public lands ranchers wrote separate letters this week slamming a new Interior Department policy reaffirming the use of temporary wilderness protections on public lands.

In response, the agency went on the offensive with an e-mail to media this afternoon...

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January 13, 2011

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Feds assess proposed transmission line in West

January 6, 2011

Federal officials are assessing the potential impacts of a 725-mile power line that would transmit electricity generated in Wyoming from mostly renewable sources to southern Nevada.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Western Area Power Administration, in the Department of Energy...

BLM to offer hundreds of wild horses from Wyoming for adoption

January 5, 2011

In November, the Bureau of Land Management completed one of the largest wild horse roundups in Wyoming history, capturing more than 2,200 excess horses from public rangelands in the Adobe Town area. More than 1,000 horses captured in southwest Wyoming were transported to the BLM's wild...

Huge art project on Colorado River draws controversy

December 31, 2010

For 18 years the artist Christo has had his sights on a stretch of river that runs through Big Horn Sheep Canyon between Canon City and Salida for a project he calls "Over the River." The proposed installation would suspend translucent panels of fabric over 5.9 miles of the river in staggered...

Group seeks greater protections for Yellowstone area

December 30, 2010

Hoping to do for the Absaroka-Beartooth Front what has been done along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition has proposed greater protections for the region in northwestern Wyoming.

It took years of cooperative work, but public lands along the Rocky Mountain...

BLM proposes another wild horse roundup in Wyoming

December 28, 2010

Federal officials have begun the paperwork for a proposed roundup this summer to gather excess wild horses in the Great Divide Basin area of western Wyoming.

Bureau of Land Management officials said the Rock Springs Field Office has begun a 30-day public comment period prior to preparing...

Houston company proposes Jonah pipeline in Wyoming

December 23, 2010

A Houston-based pipeline company seeks federal permission to construct a small pipeline to serve the lucrative Jonah natural gas field in Sublette County.

Bureau of Land Management officials are soliciting initial public comments on a proposal by Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Co. LLC to...

Colorado senators push for public lands omnibus bill

December 22, 2010

Several pieces of environmental legislation important to Southwest Colorado are in danger of languishing as Congress prepares to adjourn for the year, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Monday.

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