Washington, DC – A New York congresswoman has again introduced a wide-reaching wilderness protection bill that would ban logging, oil exploration and other development on 23 million acres across Wyoming and four other states.
The bill would create five million acres of new wilderness in Wyoming, along with additional wilderness in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Cheyenne, WY – Two companies have agreed to improve air pollution controls at two refineries in Wyoming and one in Kansas.
Federal officials say the settlements announced yesterday will bring refineries in Cheyenne and Newcastle in Wyoming and in El Dorado in Kansas into compliance with the Clean Air Act.
Houston-based Frontier Oil Corp. will install about 127 million dollars worth of pollution control improvements at its refineries in Cheyenne and El Dorado. It also will pay a civil penalty of just over 1 million dollars.