Two vital wins at the U.S. Supreme Court last week made it very satisfying to be a progressive, and that’s rare in Wyoming.
A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.
On Thursday June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law in a 5-4 ruling. Wyoming was one of several states that challenged the legality of the Affordable Care Act. The following are reactions from
Curbing greenhouse gas emissions from coal is not a new policy ambition, and neither is the effect of the coal lobby’s refusal to negotiate. For many years now, American utilities have conducted what many would consider a smart reaction to the political uncertainty created by the coal lobby and has pulled coal from its planning.
"First in time, first in right" guides how water is divvied up within states but doesn't always apply across borders. Wyoming and Montana instead rely on the 1950 Yellowstone River Compact, which governs how the states share four Yellowstone tributaries -- the Powder, Tongue, Bighorn and Clarks Fork -- in times of scarcity. It guarantees both states continued access to any rights issued before 1950. To satisfy later rights, the states are promised fractions of each river's remaining flow.