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Salazar: Wyoming will get a say in Blueways designation of Yellowstone River
Wyoming U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis opposed the Interior Department's plan to designate the Yellowstone River as a "Blueway," and outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar answered those concerns with the promise that "...the nomination process will also require a letter of support from states with a significant portion of the watershed within their borders."
Casper Star-Tribune; April 9
Developer fights Alberta decision to decline water license for development
Nearly all the water in southern Alberta is closed to new licenses, and in Okotoks, where it has only enough water in its permit to grow by a couple of thousand residents, the issue is particularly controversial, but a developer of a project near the town is appealing the province's decision to deny a permit for water.
Calgary Herald; April 10
Nebraska company halts work on coal mine in W. Wyoming
The Haystack Coal Co., a subsidiary of Nebraska-based Kiewit Corp., announced it was halting work on its coal mine near Evanston, citing poor coal prices in its decision on the Wyoming mine.
Casper Star-Tribune; April 10
County sheriffs in Colorado to sue to block new regulations
More than half of the county sheriffs in Colorado have agreed to join a lawsuit to block the state's new gun laws.
Denver Post; April 10
Update on Utah diesel fuel spill finds 3,000 gallons of fuel yet to be recovered
The amount of diesel fuel spilled from Chevron's pipeline in Utah near Willard Bay State Park three weeks ago has been reduced by about 6,000 gallons, down to 21,000 gallons, and the latest update indicates there are about 3,000 gallons of fuel yet to be cleaned up.
Salt Lake Tribune; April 10
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