Laramie, Wyo. – An air quality expert says that the Pinedale area has already violated the federal Clean Air Act because of ozone.
Previous analysis said that no violation had happened yet. University of Colorado ozone expert Jana Milford says she took this year's data and coupled it with the federal government's tougher standard for ozone, which went into effect this year.
She says the Bureau of Land Management should use this information as it decides on its plan for the area.
Laramie, Wy – A wilderness supporter points to a new poll that shows Americans are very supportive of wilderness and roadless areas. The poll conducted by Zogby International finds that nine of ten likely voters surveyed, said that protecting wilderness and public lands is important. Mike Matz of the campaign for america's wilderness says that is why congress is considering so many bills that would protect public lands. Matz notes that more then a dozen bills are being considered by congress this summer including one that would protect the Bridger Teton National Forest
Laramie, Wy – When it comes to energy development, two democratic candidates for U-S Senate say the country needs an energy policy. Keith Goodenough says part of that policy should include conservation. But he is not interested in moving ahead with more drilling especially in sensitive areas like the Artic National Wildlife refuge. "I don't support drilling in anwar or offshore right now. We're going to need oil in 30 or 40 years more then we do right now. I think we should save that as part of a strategic reserve."
Cheyenne, Wy – The Governor continues pushing for a balanced energy portfolio. Governor Dave Freudenthal says if the need for energy will be doubled in the next 50 years or so, then there needs to be a variety of available energy sources that can meet a number of needs. Freudenthal says that too often supporters of a particular alternative energy say that their source is the only solution. He says that is the wrong approach.
Wyoming – Democrats Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter debate issues from gay marriage to the war in Iraq. The candidates are battling for the right to challenge Sen. John Barrasso in November. Host Bob Beck moderates.
Laramie, Wyo. – Democratic Senate hopeful Chris Rothfuss says he supports the federal bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rothfuss says the companies are so large that they should not be allowed to fail.
"They have been mismanaged pretty clearly and they have done a lot of things wrong, but if you did let them fail you would have pretty big problems. And they do have to be bailed out," Rothfuss said.