Governor and others question measure that would require Senate approval of water supervisors, saying their roles are guided by technical and legal parameters.
A controversial impoundment proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek in Carbon County has hit a couple of speed bumps but remains alive.
Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Reservoir dam to claim more Colorado River Basin water, but it could face a fight from those downstream.
But lawmakers want full funding identified — perhaps including $20 million from Colorado — before any construction begins.
Pat and Sharon O’Toole, owners of the Ladder Ranch, stand at the opposite end of the public lands ranching spectrum from the firebrand Bundys and consider themselves part of the “radical center”.