wilderness http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sportsmen-petition-protect-wyoming-range-oil-and-gas-production <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than two dozen outdoor advocacy groups wrote the US Forest Service this week, asking it to remove almost 45,000 acres-worth of land in the Wyoming Range from consideration for oil and gas leases.</span></p><p></p><p>The organizations, including Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, said the land comprises vital habitat for mule deer, moose and cutthroat trout.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:43:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41555 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production Court says no to reconsidering Roadless Rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/court-says-no-reconsidering-roadless-rule <p>A federal appeals court has rejected Wyoming&#39;s request for it to reconsider a decision upholding the Roadless Rule. The 2001 rule bars development on millions of acres of roadless areas in national forests.</p><p>Last year, a three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2001 rule passed under former President Bill Clinton. On Thursday, the court denied Wyoming&#39;s request for a rehearing. The Colorado Mining Association, which is part of the lawsuit, says they&#39;re considering taking the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:36:48 +0000 The Associated Press 19726 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Court says no to reconsidering Roadless Rule