senator john barrasso http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-coal-versus-courts <p>This week’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA and its ability to regulate carbon is a mixed bag for Wyoming officials and energy producers. It sets the stakes even higher for Republicans in the state who are determined to derail a pending EPA rule on climate change. &nbsp;</p><p>Like most all things here in Washington these days, the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the EPA is being read along party lines. But Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says it’s not just partisanship. He says your opinion also hinges on where you’re reading.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:05:21 +0000 Matt Laslo 60530 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-reject-new-climate-change-report <p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation - including here at home - if action isn’t taken to combat climate change. But Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Wyoming’s Republican senators still aren’t buying it.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:14:06 +0000 Matt Laslo 58425 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report Wyoming Looks To Congress For Highway Funding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-looks-congress-highway-funding <p>The Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation is hopeful that a bipartisan attempt in the US Senate to pass a transportation bill will be successful.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:58:26 +0000 Bob Beck 58363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Looks To Congress For Highway Funding Barrasso and GOP May Derail Bipartisan Energy Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-and-gop-may-derail-bipartisan-energy-bill <p>Next week the U-S Senate is expected to have a debate on a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing energy efficiency in the U-S, but it could get derailed by an oil pipeline in the Midwest. Matt Laslo has the story from Washington on Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's role in the ongoing debate.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:03:47 +0000 Matt Laslo 57748 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso and GOP May Derail Bipartisan Energy Bill Barrasso Wants To Use Wyo. Gas As Weapon Against Russia http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-wants-use-wyo-gas-weapon-against-russia <p>Lawmakers in Washington are debating whether to export more natural gas to combat Russian threats to cut off its gas supplies to Europe. Our D-C reporter &nbsp;Matt Laslo has a look at what that could mean for Wyoming’s economy – and environment.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:25:06 +0000 Matt Laslo 56056 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso Wants To Use Wyo. Gas As Weapon Against Russia Sen. Barrasso's Timber Bill Unpopular With Environmentalists And Foresters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-barrassos-timber-bill-unpopular-environmentalists-and-foresters <p>Wyoming Republican John Barrasso is leading a fight in the U.S. Senate to change regulations on timber harvesting in national forests. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that environmentalists and foresters are suspicious of his idea.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:15:19 +0000 Matt Laslo 54593 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Barrasso's Timber Bill Unpopular With Environmentalists And Foresters Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/potential-gas-price-increase-if-oil-ban-lifted <p>For forty years the U-S has banned the export of most all crude oil. Matt Laslo reports a new debate is raging in Washington over whether to end the ban.</p><p>MATT LASLO: The U-S banned crude oil exports after the Arab oil embargo of 1973. It’s been in place since, which has negatively impacted global oil prices. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso says he’s ready to lift the ban.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:46:41 +0000 Matt Laslo 53060 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted Sen. Barrasso proposes bill to simplify natural gas exports http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-barrasso-proposes-bill-simplify-natural-gas-exports <p>US Senator John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill meant to expedite the process of shipping liquefied natural gas, or LNG, abroad. Currently, the Secretary of Energy has to sign off on LNG exports to countries included in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as Japan, and open a comment period for exports to nations not part of NATO. The bill would allow the secretary to skip the comment period if the secretaries of state and defense agree that exports to a specific, non-NATO country are in the national security interest of the US. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:58:06 +0000 Irina Zhorov 36332 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Barrasso proposes bill to simplify natural gas exports Wyoming lawmakers either staying mum or oppose current proposals in gun-control debate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-lawmakers-either-staying-mum-or-oppose-current-proposals-gun-control-debate <p></p><p>HOST: The massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has rekindled the gun-control debate in Washington. Matt Laslo reports that Wyoming lawmakers are either staying mum, or oppose some of the proposals being unveiled.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:26:41 +0000 Matt Laslo & Matt 34354 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming lawmakers either staying mum or oppose current proposals in gun-control debate Country Party Candidate Joel Otto to Challenge Senator John Barrasso http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/country-party-candidate-joel-otto-challenge-senator-john-barrasso <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Senator John Barrasso and Democrat Tim Chestnut have a third party candidate in their race for U.S. Senate. That’s Country Party nominee Joel Otto. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:41:56 +0000 Irina Zhorov 31971 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Country Party Candidate Joel Otto to Challenge Senator John Barrasso Tribal Energy Development Act Goes to Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribal-energy-development-act-goes-senate <p>The Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2012 have passed the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The Act aims to simplify and expedite the process of leasing for energy development on tribal land. U.S. Senator John Barrasso introduced it last October. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:54:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 30429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribal Energy Development Act Goes to Senate Bleming, a soldier of fortune from Lusk, seeks Barrasso’s seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bleming-soldier-fortune-lusk-seeks-barrasso-s-seat <p>Sen. John Barrasso faces two Republican opponents in next week&rsquo;s primary election. One of them is Thomas Bleming of Lusk.</p><p>Bleming is a former soldier of fortune and says what most sets him apart from the incumbent is that he opposes the Patriot Act, which Barrasso voted for.</p><p>Bleming says to balance the federal government, he would make sweeping cuts.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:31:03 +0000 Willow Belden 28572 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bleming, a soldier of fortune from Lusk, seeks Barrasso’s seat Sen. Barrasso announces re-election bid http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-barrasso-announces-re-election-bid <p>An orthopedic surgeon who has risen<br />quickly to become one of the highest-ranking Republicans in the<br />U.S. Senate is officially seeking his first full term in office.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sen. John Barrasso kicked off his campaign Tuesday at the<br />Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne by saying Wyomingites want the<br />federal government to leave them alone.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Democratic Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal appointed Barrasso in<br />2007 after the death of Sen. Craig Thomas. Wed, 30 May 2012 00:13:18 +0000 Associated Press 24752 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Barrasso announces re-election bid