Barrasso http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming will have say in river designation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-have-say-river-designation <p>Wyoming will get a say over whether the Yellowstone River is given a special federal designation.</p><p></p><p>Interior Department officials had said that the river might be considered a candidate for the National Blueways System, which is designed to promote conservation and recreation on rivers.</p><p>Wyoming's congressional delegation voiced concern that such a designation could limit the river's use.</p><p>Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis had previously said the National Blueways System was a federal power grab.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:53:42 +0000 The Associated Press 39159 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will have say in river designation Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/analysis-coal-weakening-without-help-epa <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Coal is weakening its dominion over the energy market, and according to a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, new EPA regulations are not to blame.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming lawmakers including Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis have pointed to what they call President Obama’s war on coal as the reason for declining coal production.</p><p></p><p>But David Schlissel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis -- who led the presentation -- says other factors are responsible.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:38:51 +0000 Irina Zhorov 36902 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA Roberts drops bid for U.S. Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/roberts-drops-bid-us-senate <p>A University of Wyoming history professor is dropping his bid to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.</p><p>Phil Roberts says there is no room in this year&#39;s Senate race for him because in order to be successful he would need support from a number of Republicans. But as his petition drive to gather signatures progressed, it became clear that most of his support was coming from Democrats and independents.</p><p>Roberts was a Democratic candidate for governor in 1998 and lost the primary to John Vinich, who then lost the general election.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:55:18 +0000 The Associated Press 27565 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Roberts drops bid for U.S. Senate Wyoming's Congressional Leaders React To Affordable Care Act Decision http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-congressional-leaders-react-affordable-care-act-decision <p>Wyoming&#39;s Congressional leaders are voicing their disdain for the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Senator John Barrasso says despite the court&rsquo;s ruling, the law is unworkable, unpopular, and bad for patients, providers and taxpayers. And he urged voters to remove elected officials in order to repeal the law.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:36:36 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 26232 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Congressional Leaders React To Affordable Care Act Decision Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-worries-about-end-wind-tax-credit <p>Some in the wind energy industry have expressed concern that the wind production tax credit might expire at the end of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator John Barrasso says he shares that concern and blames the on-again, off-again nature of such tax credits on the lack of a federal energy policy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:32:21 +0000 Bob Beck 23451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit Barrasso spends Thanksgiving in Kosovo http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-spends-thanksgiving-kosovo <p>U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent Thanksgiving with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kosovo.</p><p>The Wyoming Republican visited with members of Detachment Three, B Company, 777th Aviation Support Battalion stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.</p><p>There are 23 Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deployed in Kosovo.</p><p>Barrasso shared Thanksgiving dinner with the service members, toured the base and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Balkans.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:10:19 +0000 The Associated Press 15579 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso spends Thanksgiving in Kosovo