Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming congresswoman Barbara Cubin has introduced a bill that aims to increase America's refining capacity and find use for vacant industrial land.
The Republican's proposal directs the Secretary of Energy to designate at least five "brownfield" sites appropriate for the construction of new refineries. Brownfields are properties where possible concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution deter reuse of the land.
Casper, Wy – A 34-year-old woman who died Wednesday evening when a shed rolled over on her at a Casper baseball field has been identified as a pilot from Sioux Falls, S.D. Jim Massa told the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls that the woman was his wife, Jennifer Job-Massa. She was a captain for Skywest Airlines and was in Casper for a stopover. Sgt. Richie Randel of the Casper Police Department says the woman's body was found at about 5:30 p.m. when people showed up for a game at the Field of Dreams complex.
Laramie, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says a meeting with Democratic governors and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama led to discussions about energy and infrastructure.
Freudenthal says the discussion about energy indicated that the issue will continue to evolve with respect to carbon management, the future of the nation's energy supply and questions about transmission.
Laramie, WY – Republican U.S. House candidate Bill Winney says he disagrees with legislation that would protect the Wyoming Range from drilling. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming is currently sponsoring the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, which would allow oil drilling in rural Wyoming.
"I'm not all that thrilled about looking out my window and seeing a drilling rig. At the same time, I am concerned about how many resources we fence off and say no to development," Winney said.