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Sep 30, 2015 The Associated Press

Two more bears moved

CODY -- Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated two grizzly bears that were killing livestock north of Pinedale.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says an adult male grizzly was captured Friday and another was captured Saturday.

The bears, which were killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment, were relocated to grizzly habitat in the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River about 15 miles northwest of Crandall.

Bicycle task force weighed

In the wake of increased attention to bicycle safety in the state, some lawmakers are considering sponsoring a bill that would create an oversight task force for Wyoming's bicycle and pedestrian system.

On Tuesday members of the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee discussed a bill draft that would create a task force to study ways the state can coordinate with and assist local bicycle and pedestrian pathways and the most cost-effective method of building pathways along established roads.

After the 2015 legislative session the committee was tasked with studying safety and long-range plan for bicycle paths. Initially, some had hoped to create a statewide bicycle path, bit with energy revenues dropping those plans have been scaled back.

Natural gas port approved

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Proposed port facilities and a pipeline for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon Coast have won final environmental approval from federal regulators.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued notice Wednesday that its final environmental impact statement found the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline across southwestern Oregon would cause some environmental damage.

But regulators found the damage would be reduced to less than significant with mitigation measures proposed by the project developers.

Jordan Cove LNG would be the first LNG port on the West Coast.

The $7 billion project is led by Calgary, Alberta-based Veresen, Inc.

Final approval is expected by the end of this year, but gas is not likely to begin flowing for several years.