Sen. Barrasso argues to protect Wyo. Range

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming Senator John Barrasso told the U.S. Senate today that the Wyoming Range is an important area for wildlife in the state, and that it should be protected from future energy development.

Barrasso is sponsoring a bill that would keep any future oil and gas leases from being awarded for the area, but he says the bill honors any current leases.

The bill has the support of the Governor and should be voted on this weekend.