sally jewel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-parks-bring-millions-wyoming <p>A <a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm?utm_source=statenewsrelease&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=EconomicBenefitsReport2014">report</a> by the National Park Service indicates that parks are major economic drivers for surrounding communities.</p><p></p><p>The report shows that park visitation generated more than $700 million in Wyoming in 2012 and supported thousands of jobs and local businesses. Nation-wide, tourists spent more than $26 billion when visiting parks.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:15:30 +0000 Willow Belden 54780 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Parks Bring In Millions For Wyoming Barrasso votes no on Interior nominee http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-votes-no-interior-nominee <p>The Senate Energy Committee voted to approve the nomination of Sally Jewel to be the next Interior Secretary despite the objections of Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso.&nbsp;</p><p>Barrasso was one of three members of the Senate Energy Committee to oppose the nomination. Barrasso told the committee that he received vague answers from Jewel concerning a variety of topics, but his largest criticism surrounds the fact that Jewel was Vice Chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:58:02 +0000 Bob Beck 38334 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso votes no on Interior nominee