Washington, D.C. – The Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill gives everyone something to disagree with, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who would like to see more emphasis on E-Verify, border security and other measures in the bill. The Senate agreed to move forward on the immigration bill by a vote of 84-15. Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 10:47Read more: Enzi News Release On Comprehensive Immigration Bill
CHEYENNE – Governor Matt Mead has issued a proclamation declaring June as “Workforce Development Month” in the State of Wyoming. The proclamation recognizes the importance of partnerships in job training, education and other workforce development services in strengthening the state’s economy. Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 12:15Read more: June Is Workforce Development Month
Rocky Mountain Power says proposed federal environmental regulations could close many of its coal-fired power plants in Wyoming early.
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised version of its plan to control regional haze. The latest plan incorporates some parts of a plan from Wyoming regulators but it includes tougher restrictions for some plants.
Rocky Mountain Power, Wyoming's largest power provider, has four coal-fired plants in the state - Jim Bridger, Dave Johnston, Wyodak and Naughton.
Company spokesman Dave Eskelsen declined to tell the Casper Star-Tribune which plants which would be endangered by the proposal.
He said the company is studying the potential effects on each of its units.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 05:06
Gov. Matt Mead says the mining industry in Wyoming sets the highest standard for reclamation.
The governor spoke Monday at the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Symposium and meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation in Laramie.
Mead says the quality of reclamation shown in Wyoming's mining industry sets the global standard.
Mead released a state energy strategy last month that emphasizes the connections between energy production, environmental stewardship and the state's economy. Wyoming is the largest coal-producing state and is also a major producer of natural gas and oil.
Mead said that development of natural resources isn't synonymous with ruin. He says that through proper reclamation, a net increase in overall natural resource conditions is possible and should be expected.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 05:21