Wyoming – This legislative session a bill failed that would have regulated the water that comes from CBM development. That water has been known to harm crops and flood property. Bob Beck interviews Jill Morrison of the Powder River Basin Resource Council. She says she's not shocked that the bill failed.
Wyoming – On Thursday, the line ran down the block and around the corner as thousands of people waited to see former president Bill Clinton in Laramie. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss chatted with them while they waited.
Wyoming – We heard earlier about how Democrats are preparing for the caucuses, and now we'll get some perspective from two different sides of the state on that topic. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss talked to Angus Thuermer, co-editor at the Jackson Hole News and Guide, and Chad Baldwin, state editor at the Casper Star-Tribune.
Wyoming – John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas has spent his career trying to bridge the gap between people of different races and backgrounds. Elsa Partan interviews Mr. Chaisson-Cardenas about his ties to Wyoming. Cheyenne was the first place he arrived as an immigrant from Guatemala.
Cheyenne, WY – This year many were hoping the legislature would pass a bill regulating coalbed methane water that is discharged when gas is removed from the ground. But the bill failed in the State Senate.
The defeat was noted by the Governor as one of the major disappointments of the legislative session. Senate President John Schiffer agrees and admits he thought the bill was in good shape. But Schiffer hopes more education and discussion will lead to a compromise and that they will have more success next year.
Laramie, WY – According to UW Political Science Professor Jim King, Senator Barack Obama had a few key things going for him this weekend.
The Illinois senator raised more money. He took nearly three-quarters of the vote in Albany County, home to the University of Wyoming and its reserve of young voters. That's a demographic that typically leans his way.