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EPA Promotes Global Warming Proposal to Governors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal with wildfires and floods.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy met Tuesday with western governors and emphasized that states will have flexibility in developing plans to reduce carbon output

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Medicine Bow Prescribed Burns

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Crews on the Medicine Bow National Forest are hoping to conduct two prescribed burns in the Sierra Madre range beginning as early as this week. Both planned burns will be west of Encampment, on the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District

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Western Governors Gather in Las Vegas

Leaders from around the West are meeting in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.

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Wyoming Taking Part in Lawsuit Against EPA

Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy relationship between the agency and environmental groups.

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Gov. Mead Testifies at regional haze hearing (Amy Richards\TSM)
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Gov. Mead Expresses Opposition To EPA Haze Plan

Gov. Matt Mead harshly criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze.

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Mead Unveils Wyoming Energy Policy 2 Years in Making

Gov. Matt Mead has unveiled a state energy policy that advocates maintaining Wyoming's position as a top energy-producing state while preserving its environment.

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Environmentalists Say Coal Employment Still Strong

An environmental group says coal mining employment in 2011 and 2012 was the highest in 15 years, despite claims that President Barack Obama is waging war on the industry.

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Deer Herd Initiative Availible Online [AUDIO]

The Department of Environmental Quality will host the first meeting of the Upper Green River Basin Advisory Task Force Tuesday evening. D-E-Q spokesman Keith Guille says a complex variety of factors, including emissions from the oil and gas industry, are believed to be the cause of the ozone issues. The draft Platte Valley Deer Herd Initiative Management plan is available on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming’s Snowpack Improving [AUDIO]

The acting head of Jackson's hospital has been charged with driving under the influence following a crash earlier this month. Doug Randall reports. Wyoming's snowpack is improving. This week's figures put the statewide snowpack at 92 percent of average, up from 78 percent a week ago. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Avalanche Danger High in Western Wyoming [AUDIO]

Heavy snow and strong winds have raised the risk of avalanches throughout the high country in western Wyoming. Doug Randall reports.  If  you want to reduce your impact on the environment in 2012, there are several things you can do. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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