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A British company wants to build the future with soda ash, which is why it’s expanding mining operations in the “largest and purest” deposits in the world outside Green River, Wyoming. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, W.E. Soda Ltd – a Ciner Company – announced Project West, a new greenfield Soda Ash project in Southwest Wyoming,…

Efforts to preserve a popular Bighorn Basin cave and its wildlife for future generations are being hindered by destructive and persistent vandalism. Currently, efforts to resume cleanup around the Tongue River Cave have been mobilizing and successful. But unfortunately, the effort is almost fruitless as progress made is quickly undone by vandalism. In the last…

The B.L.M. is reevaluating its long-term assessment of the Bighorn Basin and asks the public for their opinions on managing the region’s bountiful resources. The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices seek input as they evaluate the 2015 Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan (R.M.P.). It’s the first time the plan has been…

2020 was dominated by immense impacts from the pandemic, but the statistics bring a comforting sense of déjà vu for Wyoming’s oil and gas industry. The Wyoming State Geological Survey released their “snapshot” of the extractive industry in their annual publication: Oil & Natural Gas Resources in Wyoming. The January 2021 summary report analyzes the…

If two roads diverge into a wood, take whichever one will cause you to drive responsibly. Shoshone National Forest has had to face a series of frustrating decisions in light of how people have been handling their spring openings. Several roads throughout the Forest are seasonally closed, as is to be expected. Forest staff try…


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