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Clearing federal permitting hurdles is a big challenge for delivering Wyoming's renewable energy to markets across state lines. (Getty Images)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is again at a crossroads when it comes to helping the nation meet its energy needs, according to an investigative report by the Casper Star Tribune. Reporter Heather Richards, who interviewed state and industry leaders along with academic experts, found demand for Wy

The U.S. Senate could vote to reverse BLM methane-waste standards for drilling on public lands as early as next week. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A recent Ozone Action Day warning by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is among the reasons conservative groups are standing up for new Bureau of Land Management standards aimed at limiting natural gas waste on public lands. The rule directing the oil and gas i

AARP is launching a new campaign to convince members of Congress to keep President Donald Trump's commitment to safeguard Medicare. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The nation's largest senior advocacy group, AARP, is launching a campaign to block congressional efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher system. Sam Shumway, executive director of AARP Wyoming, says proposals to privatize the government run health program for people with dis

Rising prices of prescription drugs are having a big impact on the nation's seniors. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Despite increased scrutiny by Congress in the wake of the EpiPen scandal, prices for brand-name prescription drugs are on the rise. That's according to a new AARP study, which found that in 2015, the average cost for a single non-generic drug now exceeds $5,800 a year, compare

Wyoming is creating a task force to expand and increase revenues from outdoor recreation. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Matt Mead's task force to promote outdoor recreation in Wyoming is taking shape. Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and other activities generate $4.5 billion annually in consumer spending, add $300 million to state and local tax coffers, and create 50,000 jobs, accordin

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Some of the answers to the challenges of switching to clean energy could be blowing in the wind, according to a survey of wind power experts led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Researchers found advances in technology should continue to drive down wind energy c

Friday is the last day for public comments on Wyoming's plans to manage Yellowstone grizzly populations. (USFWS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Friday is the last day for public comments on Wyoming's plans to manage Yellowstone grizzly populations if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service takes the bear off the Endangered Species List. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission plans outline how a hunting season for the bears

A new study of plants purchased at national retail outlets shows a drop in pesticides harmful to bees. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A campaign to protect declining bee populations is making progress. A new study conducted at garden centers across the U.S. found plants containing neonicotinoid pesticides dropped by more than half in just two years. According to Susan Kegley, the report's lead author and princip

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