CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A mine developer told a judge Wednesday a review process that led to the rejection of a state permit for a proposed coal mine violated federal law. A landowner's group argued that state officials correctly followed state law in assessing the project. Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers said she would rule later following the arguments in a court appeal of the rejected permit for Ramaco Carbon's Brook Mine.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A mine developer told a judge Wednesday a review process that led to the rejection of a state permit for a proposed coal mine violated federal law. A landowner's group argued that state officials correctly followed state law in assessing the project. Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers said she would rule later following the arguments in a court appeal of the rejected permit for Ramaco Carbon's Brook Mine.


CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A national group that advocates repeal of the death penalty is bringing its efforts to Wyoming. Brooklyn-based nonprofit Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty has announced it would be hiring a Wyoming field director to aid in grassroots efforts to repeal the state's rarely used death penalty. A bill that would have repealed the death penalty in Wyoming failed in the state Legislature last winter.