Wyoming News

North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it’s used on U.S. government lands. …

Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law

A new law could increase the number of doctors licensed to practice in Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wyoming became the first state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which seeks to create a fast-track process for physicians …

Safety Probe Underway of Montana Plant Fire That Burned 3

Wyoming workplace safety officials say they’re investigating a fire that burned three men at a chemical plant that manufactures explosives near Cheyenne. The fire happened Thursday morning at the Dyno Nobel plant a couple miles west of town. Wyoming Department …

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Raising State Highway Speed Limits

State senators have advanced a bill that would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wyoming highways. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs committee advanced the bill this week by a 3-2 vote. The …

Insurance Among Reasons Organizers End Wyoming Hot-Air Balloon Fest

Organizers of an annual hot-air balloon festival in Wyoming have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Mikki Smith, organizing committee president, says the 12-member panel voted unanimously Jan. 21 to end the Wild West Balloon Fest in …

Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Last year, the Wyoming Supreme Court sided with a landowners group and …

Committee Advances Bill To Increase Wyoming Workplace Safety Fines

A bill to increase penalties against Wyoming employers when safety violations result in worker fatalities has cleared its first hearing. The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday recommended approval of the bill. Wyoming long has been among …

Wyoming Women Struck By Car Sue Bar That Served Driver

Two women who were struck by a car outside a Cheyenne, Wyo. bar have filed civil complaints against the bar owners arguing bar employees knowingly served alcohol to the underage driver who hit them. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Christine …

Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers

Lawmakers have  advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and …

Cloud Seeding Can Increase Snowpack, Says Wyoming Study

State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects – and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas. In a nearly decade-long study, researchers found the …