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Jim Bridger Plant

Showdown over regional haze could shut down coal unit

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Gov. Gordon says Wyoming will sue EPA over regional haze row at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant. PacifiCorp could be forced to shut down one of four coal-burning units at the...
Jim Bridger Power Plant

Ratepayer liability for coal carbon capture limited to 2%

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Regulators adopt rules, outline exemptions, for enforcing House Bill 200, a new state law that requires retrofitting coal plants prior to closure. Public utilities that add carbon capture technology to coal-fired power...

Wyoming inflation runs ahead of national average

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square Inflation in Wyoming is growing at a faster rate than the national average, according to a recent index. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division’s (WEAD) biannual cost-of-living index shows prices for 140 consumer items...

Lawmakers advance two, kill third anti-federal vax rule bills

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile The Wyoming Senate voted 15-13 Friday to kill a bill fighting expected federal COVID-19 rules as the House advanced two heavily amended measures of its own. Senators voted down Senate File...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gordon readying legal challenge to Biden’s vaccine mandate

By Derek Draplin, The Center Square Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Attorney General Bridget Hill continue to ready the state’s likely legal challenge to the Biden administration’s pending vaccine mandate for private businesses, the governor's...

Hate-crime bills fail, again

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers defeated two proposed bills intended to combat bias-motivated crime Tuesday, likely eliminating any chance for similar legislation to advance in the upcoming budget session. Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint...
Ogden Driskill

Driskill: 90% Chance of Special Session To Combat Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, said there is a 90% likelihood that the Legislature will hold a special...

Report: Donald Trump to endorse Harriett Hageman in US Congress race

By Jimmy Orr and Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Politico is reporting on Wednesday morning that former President Donald Trump will endorse 2016 Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Harriett Hageman...
Lake Powell Photo

Wyo preps for less water as drought creeps up Colorado River

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile As federal water managers declared the first-ever official Colorado River water shortage last week, a top official said he’s confident Wyoming will responsibly implement its plans to store and...
Anti Vaccine Signs

Some Wyomingites Still Refuse To Get COVID Vaccine, Despite FDA Approval

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Despite the Pfizer vaccine receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week, some Wyomingites still refuse to get a...