Wyoming submitted its bid for Occidental Petroleum’s 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres July 10. Officials haven’t heard any news, they said this week. One called the silence worrying.
Critics, who asked the senator not to introduce the measure, say the draft bill was forged without balanced input, including from Native Americans. But some like it.
The state owes plaintiffs’ attorneys $600,000 in fees and expenses following a court loss over controversial trespassing statutes passed by the Wyoming Legislature
U.S. Sens. Enzi, Barrasso opposed the bill that would permanently fund a program that brought $132 million in federal investment to Wyoming over 55 years. Cheney has a record of skepticism regarding the program.
The contract with Barclays emerged this week as lawmakers began to question Gov. Mark Gordon’s process to pursue the massive land purchase.