Cheyenne, WY – The state Senate has given final approval to a proposed two-year extension of Wyoming's moratorium on using eminent domain powers for wind projects. House Bill 230 passed unanimously on Friday and now goes to the governor for his signature. The bill would prevent private wind companies from condemning land to build collector lines to connect wind turbines with transmission lines until the end of June in 2013. Supporters of the extended moratorium says state lawmakers need
CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is a member of the House Appropriations Committee. She and other House Republicans made a number of budget cuts includintg cuts that could impact Wyoming Public Radio.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A bill that would strip the Environmental Quality Council of its ability to declare areas of the state "very rare or uncommon" continues to move forward.
Non-coal surface mining is prohibited on lands given the designation. The State Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment by Laramie Democrat Chris Rothfuss to have legislative oversight over lands the EQC wants to protect.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming House is debating whether the legislature should mandate that student athletes be better protected when they suffer concussions.
The bill is sponsored by Dave Bonner of Powell who says it is a serious concern. "[It] would require that school districts, coaches and athletic trainers, receive training to understand the nature and risk of concussions," he said. "And to recognize signs and symptoms of such injuries."