The contract with Barclays emerged this week as lawmakers began to question Gov. Mark Gordon’s process to pursue the massive land purchase.
Gordon’s administration is preparing a July 1 bid to Occidental Petroleum for 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres, using a process that won’t require legislative approval.
The landmark decision changes a debate that has been a flashpoint in Wyoming for years.
Extreme-right group WyoRINO targets lawmakers who dare hold views contrary to party platform.
As the state scrambled to respond to the pandemic, food banks, housing assistance and other nonprofits filled in the gaps. Then, the Wyoming Business Council excluded them from federal relief money programs.