Wyoming News Briefs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Casper has sided with the state of Wyoming and ruled against environmentalists who sought to make public the lists of ingredients that go into hydraulic fracturing fluids. Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking says Wyoming’s state oil and gas supervisor was correct to withhold the ingredient lists as protected trade secrets.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Robert Sternberg is making a good impression on his first visit to the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie since being named its new president in February. Sternberg toured the campus yesterday and met with university leaders, students and faculty, listening to concerns and describing his goals and leadership style.
SEATTLE (AP) — The governors of Washington and Oregon are urging the White House to evaluate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from leasing and exporting the nation’s coal. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber called on the federal government to examine the consequences coal leasing and coal exports will have on global greenhouse gas emissions and air quality.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man being held in a Wyoming prison has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in Montana. The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Duaine Weston Bowden pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms. He also was charged with possession of stolen firearms.