Yearly Archives: 2015

Senators seek to nullify expanded EPA water rule definition

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Joni Ernst R-Iowa, along with 44 Senate co-sponsors, in introducing a joint resolution that would disapprove of a rule that the senators say is an EPA power grab through control of the country’s waterways.

Barrasso Questions EPA Administrator on Gold King Mine Disaster, WOTUS and Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy about the Gold King mine disaster, the EPA’s waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and the Obama administration’s final clean power plan. Administrator McCarthy was testifying before today’s Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee oversight hearing.

Energy Committee Advances Two Barrasso Water Bills

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing two Barrasso water bills, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act S. 593 and S. 1305, a bill that would expand the water storage capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir in Wyoming.

Enzi: Time to shift power back into states’ hands

Recently U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute power to states. Enzi’s resolution would give states the authority to repeal any federal regulation or law, which would provide states with the ability to act in the best interest of their citizens.

Enzi statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling against EPA power plant regulations

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision requiring the EPA to consider the costs of the regulations it imposes on power plants. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision requiring the EPA to consider the costs of the regulations it imposes on power plants.

USDA Invests in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Wyoming

During his visit to the state today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is investing in several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Wyoming.

WCDA Announces the 2015 Mortgage Lender Award Recipients

The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) presented awards to 14 mortgage lenders at the Wyoming Mortgage Lenders Association’s Annual Conference in Sheridan May 6 – 8. The awards went to individual loan originators or mortgage consultants throughout Wyoming who originated high quality WCDA loans over the last year

WCDA Awards $580,850 in Affordable Housing Tax Credits

Mayor John G. Ducey is proud to announce the kickoff of a pilot program for a Community Garden in Brick. The pilot program will provide 10 raised garden beds located at the Township’s Havens Homestead (Havens Farm) property on Herbertsville Road. The garden beds are available to Township residents who do not have an area available to them for growing their own flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Barrasso Offers Amendment to Budget Resolution to Protect Water and Property Rights

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to Senate Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 11, that limits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from adopting an expanded and broad regulatory definition of “Waters of the United States.”

Governor Mead Releases State’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

Governor Matt Mead announced the release of the state’s initiative to end homelessness. The plan contains steps to identify where the homeless are located and what the state can do to remedy those things that contribute to homelessness.


Lummis Bill Increasing Southwest Wyoming Water Storage Passes Committee

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis’ (WY-At large) legislation to approve expansion of water storage at the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County, Wyoming was approved today by a unanimous vote of the House Natural Resources Committee.


WY Delegation Joins Legal Fight Against Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., joined a bipartisan group of 34 senators and 171 representatives in signing a friend-of-the-court brief supporting petitioners challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Clean Power Plan.