Press Release-Today U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted for, and the House passed with a bi-partisan majority of 229-183, H.R. 3826: the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. This bill repeals the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to mandate unattainable technological standards at any new coal-fired power plants. Since these regulations impose impossible standards, they effectively ban the construction of any new coal plants. The bill replaces the EPA's proposal with guidance to mandate only technology that is commercially attainable.
The bill also gives the EPA guidance for any future regulations on existing coal-fired power units. Under this bill the EPA is required to report the cost and other impacts of new technological mandates on current coal power plants to Congress. It would then take a federal law to enact the proposed regulations. Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:39Read more: House Votes To Block EPA Regs On Coal-Fired Electricity Plants
Press Release – Just two months ago, President Obama signed into law the Murray-Ryan budget deal that eroded deficit reductions from a previous budget agreement. The budget proposal the president introduced today is essentially a “Dear Santa” wish list for the president and his allies, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., a senior member of the Senate Budget Committee.
“For years, President Obama has claimed that he is willing to address America’s fiscal challenges in an open and bipartisan matter. Sadly, this budget proposal shows that he’s thrown in the towel and would rather just spend more of your money regardless of the consequences,” said Enzi. “It’s a political document designed to fire up his political base during the last election while he’s still in office. While he may believe his legacy is on the line, history would write itself if he had the courage to lead instead of watch as we sink further under the weight of spending we can’t afford.” Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:49Read more: Enzi Believes There Are Better Solutions Than Obama's Plans
Lovell, Wyo. (February 24, 2014) – The Medicine Wheel / Paintrock Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking public input during the early phases of planning a proposal to issue, modify, or reissue special use authorizations for nine outfitters and guides.
The Forest Service proposes to issue two new special use authorizations to Black Wolf Mototours, LLC, for guided motorcycle use and to Adventure Education Institute for guided backpacking trips into Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Nelson Outfitters, Paintrock Adventures, and Tangle Ridge Outfitters are proposed for a new assigned site each. Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:28Read more: Public Input Sought for Proposed Outfitter and Guide Permit Actions
Members of the Krazy Kritters 4-H Club in Buffalo raised more than $2,100 and reached across state lines to help South Dakota 4-H’ers regain losses from last October’s devastating blizzard.
Nearly 46,000 head of cattle died from the record-setting storm affecting South Dakota producers statewide, including many 4-H project animals. Krazy Kritters helped raise money by using a youth fundraising program provided by the livestock supplement company Crystalyx.
Read more: Buffalo 4-H’ers Raise Funds For South Dakota Counterparts
“We felt so bad with everything that happened with the storm in South Dakota,” explained club leader Tiffany Rives. “We have a great group of kids who are interested in helping others and with the Crystalyx Earn to Learn campaign, we found an opportunity to raise money and help these agriculturalists get back on their feet.” Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 10:44
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) Feb. 19, 2014 – Backcountry users and winter enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in either of two, free avalanche awareness clinics that will be offered this upcoming weekend.
Users of all levels and varieties, be it skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding or snowshoeing, will benefit from the clinics taught by professionals from the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center in Jackson, Wyo.
Each clinic will consist of a classroom session, held in Laramie at the Holiday Inn, and a field session, held in the Snowy Range on the Medicine Bow National Forest. Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 06:15Read more: Free Avalanche Awareness Clinics This Weekend
The Wyoming Association of Broadcasters has completed its second survey on media usage habits of Wyoming residents.
The findings suggest that while new media usage is increasing amongst residents, Wyomingites are not leaving traditional media for newer platforms.
The biggest users of both television and radio along with new media is the 18 to 49 demographic. New media usage is increasing in the state, but the survey suggests at a slower rate than once predicted.
Roger Gelder is the Chairman of the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors. Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:21Read more: Broadcast Media Still Strong in Region
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead through the Wyoming Attorney General filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a significant Second Amendment case. Eighteen states joined Wyoming’s brief, which expresses concern over a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threatens Second Amendment protections.
“This decision out of New Jersey impacts the right to keep and bear arms outside of the home. So, I felt it was necessary to have the Attorney General support a petition to the Supreme Court to hear this case,” Governor Mead said. “If the current decision stands states providing greater protections than New Jersey under the Second Amendment may be preempted by future federal action. That is the importance of this case.” Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 06:46Read more: 18 States Join Wyoming in Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Hear 2nd Amendment Case