Press Release - The National Security Agency’s (NSA) invasion of privacy is being committed in the name of national security, but there are others being committed under the guise of consumer protection, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 06:11Read more: Enzi: NSA Not the Only Federal Agency Gathering Information On You
RAPID CITY, SD — Join the Black Hills National Forest at the Saturday, June 22 Moon Walk at 7 p.m. to learn about a special botanical area southwest of Beulah, WY. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:47Read more: Moonwalk Southwest of Beulah June 22
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) June 11, 2013 – Permits for harvesting wild mushrooms are now available at all six Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests (MBR) ranger district offices. Both personal and commercial-use permits are required for mushroom collection on lands managed by the MBR. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:25Read more: Mushroom Permits Offered
St. Louis, June 10 – Peabody Energy’s Paul Griswold has been named “Reclamationist of the Year” by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) for his outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land restoration. Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 12:32Read more: Technician at North Antelope Rochelle Mine Named “Reclamationist of the Year”
The Sierra Club is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe in federal court in Seattle over coal dust that blows off trains into Washington rivers and Puget Sound.
The suit filed Wednesday says the railway sends an average of four trains or 480 open-top rail cars through the state each day carrying coal from mines in Wyoming and Montana to Canada or the only remaining coal-fired power plant in Washington at Centralia.
The number could increase significantly under pending proposals for three coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon.
The suit follows a notice of violations sent to the railroad in April from the Sierra Club, Puget SoundKeeper, Columbia Riverkeeper, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
A spokesman for BNSF called the lawsuit a publicity stunt to stop exports from the Pacific Northwest.
Gus Melonas says BNSF has safely hauled coal in Washington for decades and is committed to preventing coal dust from escaping in transit.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:49
State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:58Read more: Avoid Ticks and the Diseases They Carry
Sundance, WY - Continuing rain has created unsafe conditions for public travel on some Black Hills National Forest roads. East of Sundance, Wyoming and southeast of Cook Lake, Forest Service road 831.1 is closed from junction 833.1 to junction 841.1. Severe flooding and erosion have occurred across a culvert on the road due to the heavy rainfall.Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:13 Read more: Heavy Rain Causes Flooding on the Black Hills National Forest