Wyoming Headlines

By: AP
By: AP

Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A healthy oil and gas industry and job market are making for a rosy economic outlook for Wyoming. State economist Jim Robinson points to the modest rebound in natural gas prices and the increased number of oil and gas drilling permit applications as a jobs creator. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the June 2014 Wyoming Insight report says Wyoming's oil and gas industry currently provides 17,100 jobs, 400 more jobs than in May 2013.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wyoming has skirted a series of lawsuits filed by environmentalists who say coal companies have benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators. The industry says that the civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana could have consequences across the west. The Wyoming case was voluntarily dismissed.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Volunteers have covered more than half a million miles in Wyoming carrying sick veterans to VA hospitals. Transportation is among the challenges veterans living in rural America face in accessing the overburdened health care system. Hundreds of miles often lie between doctor's offices and veterans in rural towns.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Efforts to create a statewide freight plan to identify transportation problems will be up for public discussion this week. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is set to hold a meeting on the topic on Wednesday. Possible projects are still vague because the process has just begun.

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