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EPA and the court

Jul 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obscured by the same-sex marriage case, another ruling could affect Wyoming more

As it concluded its session this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued ... [more]

Hospital can join EPA lawsuit on rez border

Jun 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  SageWest Health Care at Riverton, formerly Riverton Memorial Hospital, may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas ... [more]

Hospital to oppose EPA in boundary case

May 29, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores ... [more]

Leaders tee off on waterway regs from EPA

May 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over ... [more]

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

May 17, 2015 - Louie Pfangle, Worland:  Editor:
Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]

Judge refuses to let Yellowbear join border challenge

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Yellowbear asks to join agency in defending rez border

Apr 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The convicted killer's interest in the EPA case has to do with law enforcement jurisdiction.

Convicted baby killer Andrew John Yellowbear has ... [more]

Study: EPA regs threaten state coal

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming paper also says Wyoming would benefit from opening exports to Asia.

CHEYENNE -- A new economic study says pending federal ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]

EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

States say rez boundary ruling needs full review

Jan 9, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The states maintain that applying federal common law principles to historical facts is outside the EPA's area of expertise.

CHEYENNE -- Ten states are ... [more]

Scaffolding on the dome

Jan 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Does it signal something for the new Congress convening this week?

Is it illustrative in some way that the U.S. Capitol dome is encased in ... [more]

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ... [more]

South Pass area would violate planned EPA reg on ozone

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ozone levels measured on South Pass could be an issue if and when new federal air pollution standards take effect in three years.
The most recent value was 65 ... [more]

EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The federal agency's initial 2011 report was the first time a government study connected fracking to contaminated groundwater.

Documents and ... [more]

Maldonado challenging incumbent Cale Case in Senate District 25

Oct 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Democratic Wyoming Senate District 25 candidate Sergio Maldonado says he is "worlds apart" from his opponent, incumbent Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.
Maldonado ... [more]

Case says recent cancer diagnosis may inform his view on Medicaid expansion

Oct 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican candidate is running for re-election in Wyoming Senate District 25.

A recent melanoma diagnosis has given state Sen. Cale Case, ... [more]

State brief asks court to nix EPA position on rez borders

Oct 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding lands ... [more]

Court says EPA emissions rules must wait for full legal challenge

Sep 10, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

EPA begins hearing on new coal emissions rule

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not ... [more]

Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney (Part two)

Jul 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed their views on sentencing, the Environmental ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

Jun 27, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Legal activist: Border dispute a matter of group vs. individual sovereignty in nation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizers of an event Friday in Riverton wanted to educate local residents on issues of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty, and start a discussion.
The ... [more]