State agencies and lawmakers are preparing responses to the recently announced rules about coal from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Monday, the Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee looked at two new EPA regulations governing greenhouse gases emitted from existing coal-fired electrical generation plants, and the percentage reductions for each state, said committee co-chairman
A policy that called for federal acres to be inventoried for Wild lands characteristics has been shelved.
The Interior department made the announcement Wednesday saying the so-called 'Wild Lands Policy' will be replaced by locally-supported efforts to preserve wilderness.
Wyoming has no nuclear power plants but a loss of electricity to other power related industrial facilities could pose risks to human health and livelihoods; That from Steve Jones of the Wyoming Outdoor Council who says Japan's ongoing crisis underscores the need for robust backup power systems in Wyoming.
Supporters of a bill ending the ability of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council to designate areas in the state as 'very rare or uncommon', say enough of the state has already been set aside for protection. The bill looks likely to pass.
Wyoming News Service
The Wyoming Legislature is working to make the state’s “very rare or uncommon” landscapes rarer, and in most cases, make them disappear. A bill that’s passed the House, and is expected to pass the Senate soon, would strip the Environmental Quality Council of the authority to identify areas for the designation.
Fearful of a "landgrab" Natrona County Commissioners want to contribute to efforts to stop an inventory by the Bureau of Land Management of lands with potential wilderness qualities.
While most in Wyoming don't like federal regulations of any kind new EPA rules governing greenhouse gases will soon take effect in the face of the State's self-imposed restrictions on the regulating process...Ktwo Radio's, Karen Snyder, reports...