GOP House Candidate Opposes Protections for the Wyoming Range

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.

Winney says the energy industry can figure out ways to reduce its footprint on the environment and take steps to save wildlife. He says the U.S. must not become hostage to overseas energy.