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Legislative Alert: Risky business and sage-grouse

A bill we’ve been monitoring in the Wyoming State Legislature—HB 271: game bird farms – greater sage-grouse—went bad last week and we need your help to stop it. Please contact your Senator and tell them to oppose this bill. We expect this bill to be up on the floor of...

Speak out!

There’s a lot of bad news coming out of Washington these days, and Wyoming’s delegation needs to hear from you. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is leading an effort to strip the BLM of its ability to reduce waste and deter pollution from oil and gas operations. After a...

Legislative Update – Halftime Report

The Wyoming State Legislature is at the half-way mark for the 40-day session. Last week, many bills died due to failure to pass out of committee or to pass a first vote on the floor by Friday’s deadline. Updates Good news! Three bills we mentioned we were opposing in...

Legislative Update – Week 3.5

It has been a rollercoaster week in Cheyenne! First of all, thank you for contacting your legislators about SF71 – electricity production standards. This unworkable bill—an attack on renewable energy—died in committee on Tuesday; no one testified in support of...

Legislative Update – Week Two

I have great news! Last Friday afternoon, the President of the Senate formally killed SJ 3, the public lands transfer constitutional amendment that would have helped pave the way for the state to take over national forests and other public lands in Wyoming. This bill...

Victory in the Wyoming Range!

Wyoming’s namesake mountain range is a landscape the Wyoming Outdoor Council and our partners have worked to protect for 10 years. Many of you will recall the controversial offering of some 40,000 national forest acres for oil and gas lease sale back in 2005-06. This...

Stand Tall for Public Lands Next Week in Cheyenne

We need your help to continue to show strong public opposition to the agenda to seize our national forests and other public lands. An important meeting is coming up in Cheyenne. Next week, a subcommittee of the Legislature’s Federal Natural Resource committee...