Funds to be used to acquire Forest Service property, avoid NEPA entanglement.
Proposal is heavily conditioned, may face showdown with House.
An Environmental Quality Council member spoke privately with a lawmaker about the agency, rather than in public, contrary to state lobbying rules.
The Wyoming Senate advanced a bill to criminalize people and fine organizations who ‘impede infrastructure.’ Critics call it a draconian attack meant to block protests like Standing Rock.
But lawmakers want full funding identified — perhaps including $20 million from Colorado — before any construction begins.