Order prevents drilling and ground disturbance on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming until BLM resolves shortcomings in Trump-era approval.
With millions still left from the CARES Act, a new federal injection of money could buffer Wyoming’s revenue shortfall.
In an adversarial hearing, the Lerwick family made the case that water is available for proposed high-capacity irrigation wells near Cheyenne.
Generations of ranchers in semi-arid SE Wyoming have relied on precious springs and creeks. They worry proposed new high-capacity water wells will ruin their legacy.
Local districts, free of legislative oversight, are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief dollars to fund positions and purchase equipment that some legislators fear will add to long-term costs.
In separate filing, attorneys provided additional evidence against agent Briggs, casting doubt on a DCI internal investigation that cleared him.
It’s possible to explore the West’s increasingly popular public lands without the crowds, Absolon opines. You just have to seek out the obscure, remote and not-quite-as-beautiful.
A much bigger illness than COVID-19 faces Wyoming’s coal industry, writes guest columnist LeResche: inexorable decline.