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Members of the chronic wasting disease collaborative working group recently gathered for their first meeting in Lander. The group took the first steps on formulating recommendations to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the state’s chronic wasting disease management plan. During the three-day meeting, the working group heard presentations from Wyoming and Colorado CWD…

An American Indian tribe opposes a company’s plan to dump oilfield wastewater upstream of a river in central Wyoming, saying the pollution could hurt business for fishing and rafting guides. Dallas-based Aethon Energy plans to put over 8 million gallons of polluted water from the Moneta Divide oil and gas field into two creeks feeding…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency has joined other agencies in asking for an extension for public comments and public meetings regarding the proposed Aethon Energy Operating permit that would allow dumping of produced water and solids into Boysen Reservoir. The letters, sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality…

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is asking for public feedback to inform his review of Wyoming’s existing Greater Sage-grouse Executive Order. Comments are due by May 1 and should be submitted to wgfd.hpp@wyo.gov. Governor Gordon states quote “Wyoming has been leading in Sage-grouse management for more than a decade, and one of our hallmarks has been…

Federal officials say they are ready to proceed with scheduled oil and gas lease sales despite arguments by environmental groups that public comments haven’t been fully reviewed because of the recent government shutdown. The Casper Star-Tribune reports nearly 150,000 acres (61,000 hectares) of land in Wyoming is set to be put up for the first-quarter…

Seven nighttime speed limit signs were cut down in an act of vandalism late Friday or early Saturday west of Cody. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are working with Park County and state law enforcement on several leads in the vandalism case, but officials are asking for additional information from potential witnesses to the destruction…


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