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Legislative task force studying Rawlins prison options

Don Blankenship, Massey Energy, Prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative task force recommends Gov. Matt Mead approve spending $3.5 million for emergency improvements at the state prison in Rawlins. A legislative task force voted Wednesday to request that the governor approve the money to build a new electrical services building at the prison and make repairs to a crumbling wall. House Speaker Kermit ...

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Groundbreaking planned for Wyoming carbon-conversion lab

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others on Wednesday will formally kick off construction of a laboratory where researchers will test new technologies to make profitable use of carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired power plant. The goal isn’t just to prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere, but to offset the cost of doing so while providing ...

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Wyoming recruits unemployed energy workers for prison jobs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming is encouraging workers who recently have lost their jobs in the state’s energy industry to consider applying for vacant state positions including prison jobs with the state Department of Corrections. Gov. Matt Mead says more than 2,400 state residents have lost jobs in the state’s energy industries since January. The state has ...

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Wyoming GOP holds caucuses amid coal, regulation worries

The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. (Image: Jimmy Emerson DVM via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republicans taking part in Wyoming’s final clutch of precinct caucuses Tuesday are agitated amid energy industry downturns that have stunted the state economy and federal regulations they believe are holding back growth. The state’s overwhelmingly dominant party has been caucusing since mid-February to begin figuring out which GOP candidate would be most likely to turn things ...

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Wyoming Legislature prepares to examine budget bills

View of the Wyoming State Capitol building in Cheyenne. (Image: Jimmy Emerson DVM via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature will consider a range of budget bills this week as lawmakers wrestle with how much to spend from state savings to keep government programs afloat in the face of falling energy revenues. Legislative Democrats are also likely to try to amend the main general appropriations bill this week to allow Wyoming to accept ...

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Panel Oks plan to cut ozone pollution

PINEDALE, Wyo. — A state advisory panel has endorsed a proposal to reduce emissions from existing gas fields in western Wyoming. The plan approved Wednesday by a Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality advisory board would reduce ozone pollution from gas fields in the Pinedale area. It also expands leak detection and repair requirements to compressor stations. Efforts to address air ...

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