Laramie, WY – Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso supported a bill Thursday that would require the production of six-billion gallons of coal-derived fuels by 2022. Enzi says the energy crisis cannot be solved without using coal.
The legislation would also allow drilling on the outer Continental shelf, and within the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. That area has vast amounts of oil, but environmental groups have fought fiercely to protect it.
Boise, ID – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has released its recommendations for hunting wolves in 2008.
A proposal released Thursday recommends a total mortality cap of 328 for the state's wolf population. That total includes wolves killed by hunters and state managers, or those killed in accidents or by natural causes.
Washington, DC – Regulations proposed Wednesday by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne would allow people to carry a concealed weapon in some national parks and wildlife refuges.
Kempthorne says the new rules would allow someone to carry a loaded weapon in a park or refuge only if that person had a permit for a concealed weapon, and the state where the park or refuge is located allows guns in parks.