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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people have signed up to tell the EPA what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings in Denver. Opponents and supporters will also stage rallies and news conferences around the city during the hearings today and tomorrow. The EPA is holding hearings this week in Denver other cities on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Projections show that a decline in coal leasing could tighten up funding for school construction in Wyoming in a few years. The Star-Tribune reports that fees paid by coal companies to lease federal coal in the Powder River Basin have financed more than $1 billion in school construction in Wyoming over the past decade.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a woman east of Rawlins has been charged. The Star-Tribune reports Vasyl Zabiiaka of Illinois was driving west on I-80 when his semi rear-ended a pickup truck Wednesday night. A passenger in the pickup, Cynthia Sanchez of Rawlins was killed. Zabiiaka is charged with reckless driving, following too closely and leaving the scene of a crash.

WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — The highway patrol says a woman is dead after a rollover crash west of Wheatland. Troopers say Angela Belew of Wheatland was driving a pickup truck on Wyoming 311 when she crashed on a curve late Sunday night.

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