Wyoming News Update

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WASHINGTON _ Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker is teaming up with veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts on the plan, which aims to eliminate the U.S. carbon footprint by 2030. "The Green New Deal is a raw deal for the American taxpayer," said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.


ST. LOUIS _ An oil leak near St. Louis prompted the closure of parts of two pipelines as crews work to determine the source, company officials and Missouri regulators said Thursday. The leak was discovered Wednesday near St. Charles, Missouri, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of St. Louis. TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge Inc.'s Platte pipeline are among several that run through the area. Crews on Thursday were preparing excavation work to figure out where the leak originated.

BEER BILL _ A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would allow microbrewers in Wyoming to sell their product at local events.

CIGARETTE TAX _ The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a measure to regulate vaping products in the state.

DEER POACHING _ A 62-year-old man has been charged with poaching more than 100 deer in northern Wyoming.

WYOMING WEATHER _ Dangerously cold weather is hitting Wyoming, with wind chill readings lower than 40 below zero recorded in some areas. Some of the coldest spots were in southeastern Wyoming.

BISON-GRAND TETON _ A herd of bison in northwest Wyoming will be moved to new rangeland because they have gored multiple horses on private land within Grand Teton National Park.

YELLOWSTONE-VISITATION _ Yellowstone National Park had its third-busiest year on record with more than 4.1 million visitors last year.


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