Helena, Mont. – Federal officials have denied Montana's request to hunt endangered gray wolves in response to the predators' increasing attacks on livestock and big-game herds.
The state hoped to exploit a loophole in the Endangered Species Act and hold a "conservation hunt" for up to 186 wolves this fall. That request was denied in a Thursday letter from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Daniel Ashe.
CHEYENNE, wyo – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to auction off the rights to drill on nearly 260 square miles of public land around Wyoming. The rights to 156 parcels of federal land are scheduled for sale November 2nd in Cheyenne. The lease sales are held every three months. Half of the proceeds go to the federal government and half to the state of Wyoming.
LARAMIE, wyo – According to the Centers for Disease Control, Wyoming ranks 28th in the nation for binge drinking. In a telephone survey conducted by the C-D-C nearly 16-percent of the states population reported having five or more drinks in one sitting at least once a week.
LARAMIE, wyo – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license for an in situ recovery facility in northeast Wyoming. It's the first license to be issued for a uranium recovery facility since 1998.
The license was issued to Uranium One for its Moore Ranch facility, in Campbell County. When it was filed, the application was the first the NRC had received in 20 years.