The Powder River Regional Coal Team (RCT) held its annual public meeting in Casper, Wyo. yesterday. The RCT provides a forum for public discussion on federal coal management issues in the Powder River Basin. RCT members include the Governors of Wyoming and Montana, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Directors from Wyoming and Montana and the BLM Deputy State Director of Minerals and Lands in Wyoming along with number of ex-officio members from other federal and state agencies, county governments and Native American tribes. Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:51Read more: Powder River Regional Coal Team Moves Cloud Peak Coal Lease Forward
Press Release - The National Security Agency’s (NSA) invasion of privacy is being committed in the name of national security, but there are others being committed under the guise of consumer protection, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 06:11Read more: Enzi: NSA Not the Only Federal Agency Gathering Information On You
RAPID CITY, SD — Join the Black Hills National Forest at the Saturday, June 22 Moon Walk at 7 p.m. to learn about a special botanical area southwest of Beulah, WY. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:47Read more: Moonwalk Southwest of Beulah June 22
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) June 11, 2013 – Permits for harvesting wild mushrooms are now available at all six Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests (MBR) ranger district offices. Both personal and commercial-use permits are required for mushroom collection on lands managed by the MBR. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:25Read more: Mushroom Permits Offered
St. Louis, June 10 – Peabody Energy’s Paul Griswold has been named “Reclamationist of the Year” by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) for his outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land restoration. Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 12:32Read more: Technician at North Antelope Rochelle Mine Named “Reclamationist of the Year”
The Sierra Club is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe in federal court in Seattle over coal dust that blows off trains into Washington rivers and Puget Sound.
The suit filed Wednesday says the railway sends an average of four trains or 480 open-top rail cars through the state each day carrying coal from mines in Wyoming and Montana to Canada or the only remaining coal-fired power plant in Washington at Centralia.
The number could increase significantly under pending proposals for three coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon.
The suit follows a notice of violations sent to the railroad in April from the Sierra Club, Puget SoundKeeper, Columbia Riverkeeper, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
A spokesman for BNSF called the lawsuit a publicity stunt to stop exports from the Pacific Northwest.
Gus Melonas says BNSF has safely hauled coal in Washington for decades and is committed to preventing coal dust from escaping in transit.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:49
State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:58Read more: Avoid Ticks and the Diseases They Carry