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.
In response to recent WyoFile article, guest columnist George Wuerthner refutes ranchers’ claims of historic “rights” and argues the health of grizzly bears and rare fish should take priority.
An arbitration panel exceeded its authority when deciding how much to pay a Hot Springs County rancher for stock lost to predatory game animals, Game and Fish Department contends.
In the suit, conservationists say the U.S. Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act by issuing a 10-year grazing permit that threatens grizzly bears and a tiny endangered fish — the Kendall Warm Springs dace.
As Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks reopen to keen interest, officials keep a wary eye on visitors and a steep decline of projected tax revenues.