Soon after the Wyoming Water Development office released its final report in the fall of 2017 supporting an $80 million dam proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Little Snake River in Carbon County, critics began to question the project. It would supply supplemental irrigation for 67 to 100 ranchers, fueling skepticism that spread to include a majority of the state House of Representatives. Representatives stripped funding from the project, but reached a compromise with the Senate kept the project alive. Now water developers seek to secure pro-rata funding from Colorado, which would benefit from the dam, and 100 acres of U.S. Forest Service property for the proposed 10,000-acre reservoir.
Cloud Peak Energy is mobilizing support for Trump administration plans to end Obama era limits on power plant emissions.
Update: The Senate voted 21-9 Saturday morning to accept the House’s changes to Senate File 74 crimes against critical infrastructure.
With the Senate concurrence, the bill has passed the Legislature and will now go to Gov. Matt Mead for…
Wyoming House lawmakers, worried that energy companies might get a leg up on agricultural interests, led opposition to the controversial “critical infrastructure” bill on the chamber floor.
An Environmental Quality Council member spoke privately with a lawmaker about the agency, rather than in public, contrary to state lobbying rules.