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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute

Wyoming's move to raise wind-production taxes could push companies to do business in other states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is the only state in the nation to tax wind energy production, and lawmakers recently moved to increase taxes to help fill the gap left by falling fossil fuel revenues. Critics fear higher taxes will push wind development to other states, costing taxpayers more in th

A new Oil and Gas Journal report found turn methane leaks into energy has helped Wyoming-based Jonah Energy cut labor costs and reduce waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo - Wyoming-based Jonah Energy was an early adopter of Optical Gas Imaging, and a new study published in the Oil and Gas Journal shows the company's investment in finding and fixing methane leaks is paying off. The report found since Jonah began using infrared FLIR cameras, it reduced re

Peabody Energy has provided funds to a network of groups that espouse climate change denial. (Peabody Energy)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Peabody Energy has financial ties to a network of individuals, nonprofits and political organizations that deny the existence of climate change, according to new documents made public in the company's bankruptcy filings. Jamie Corey, a researcher with the Center for Media and Demo

Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study by the California Independent System Operator. Shane Levy, senior press secretary for the Sierra Club, s

Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. According to analysts, state and federal regulators failed to ensure that self-bonded companies had sufficient and enforceable resources for restoration. Fifty U.S. coal companies have filed for

Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study. (AnitaStarzycka/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Health. Ellen Webb, health energy sciences and advocacy manager for the Center and the report's lead author, says it's the first comprehensive

Wyoming has revised its Oil and Gas Guidance in an effort to improve local air quality. (darek2u/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever federal rules to cut methane emissions, Wyoming has issued its own revised guidelines to reduce pollution at new oil and gas wells. Jon Goldstein, senior policy manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, sees the mo

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