This week’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA and its ability to regulate carbon is a mixed bag for Wyoming officials and energy producers. It sets the stakes even higher for Republicans in the state who are determined to derail a pending EPA rule on climate change.
Like most all things here in Washington these days, the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the EPA is being read along party lines. But Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says it’s not just partisanship. He says your opinion also hinges on where you’re reading.
The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation - including here at home - if action isn’t taken to combat climate change. But Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Wyoming’s Republican senators still aren’t buying it.
It’s been over a week since the Wyoming legislature wrapped up the 2013 session. It was a session that many lawmakers called unusual, mainly due to the unexpected legislation that removed powers from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. The other surprise was that the interaction between legislators and the public got heated at times, especially during debate on gun bills. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck spoke with a number of legislators about the session and has this report.
In recent years the state legislature has seen an increase in conservative Republicans who are focusing more on personal rights and freedoms. Those rights range from removing federal restrictions on gun laws, to voting against anything that might resemble a tax. They’ve had mixed success with this approach, but they see their role in the state legislature as important. But others wonder if they’re consistent. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports from Cheyenne…