Proposal Gives State $11.5 Million for Protecting Habitat

Cheyenne, WY – President Bush is proposing spending $11.5 million in southwestern Wyoming. The money would go towards planning and running projects that would try to protect habitat around natural gas drilling sites. The director of the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming, Bob Bennett says if Congress approves this spending they'll get to do some things for habitat they've always wanted to do. The various governmental agencies receiving the money say they will hold public meetings. The goal with those is to get comment on how to spend the funds.