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News
3:53 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Wyoming will have say in river designation

Wyoming will get a say over whether the Yellowstone River is given a special federal designation.

Interior Department officials had said that the river might be considered a candidate for the National Blueways System, which is designed to promote conservation and recreation on rivers.

Wyoming's congressional delegation voiced concern that such a designation could limit the river's use.

Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis had previously said the National Blueways System was a federal power grab.

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Coal
6:38 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Coal is weakening its dominion over the energy market, and according to a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, new EPA regulations are not to blame.

Wyoming lawmakers including Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis have pointed to what they call President Obama’s war on coal as the reason for declining coal production.

But David Schlissel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis -- who led the presentation -- says other factors are responsible.

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Politics
5:55 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Roberts drops bid for U.S. Senate

A University of Wyoming history professor is dropping his bid to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.

Phil Roberts says there is no room in this year's Senate race for him because in order to be successful he would need support from a number of Republicans. But as his petition drive to gather signatures progressed, it became clear that most of his support was coming from Democrats and independents.

Roberts was a Democratic candidate for governor in 1998 and lost the primary to John Vinich, who then lost the general election.

News
12:36 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Wyoming's Congressional Leaders React To Affordable Care Act Decision

Wyoming's Congressional leaders are voicing their disdain for the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.

Senator John Barrasso says despite the court’s ruling, the law is unworkable, unpopular, and bad for patients, providers and taxpayers. And he urged voters to remove elected officials in order to repeal the law.

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News
7:32 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit

Some in the wind energy industry have expressed concern that the wind production tax credit might expire at the end of the year. 

U.S. Senator John Barrasso says he shares that concern and blames the on-again, off-again nature of such tax credits on the lack of a federal energy policy. 

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News
7:10 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Barrasso spends Thanksgiving in Kosovo

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent Thanksgiving with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kosovo.

The Wyoming Republican visited with members of Detachment Three, B Company, 777th Aviation Support Battalion stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

There are 23 Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deployed in Kosovo.

Barrasso shared Thanksgiving dinner with the service members, toured the base and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Balkans.