Thursday - October 1, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wyoming Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 10 items )  

ACLU of Wyoming Supports Funding Mental Health, Substance Use Diversion Programs
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, Feb. 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Mental health and substance use diversion programs are an effective way to redirect people out of the criminal legal system and into supportive community treatment. Current diversion efforts in Wyoming, however, have proven ineffective because of a lack of adequate upfront funding. That's why the ACLU of Wyoming supports House Bill 31, legislation that would require the Department of   more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers: Two-Person Crew Bill Passes Wyoming House
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Feb. 29 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The state of Wyoming's House of Representatives passed a bill requiring a minimum crew size. House Bill No. HB0079 would require two crewmembers in the cab of locomotives throughout the state, and would establish financial penalties of up to $10,000 for railroads that willfully violate the proposed law. The bill now moves on to the  more

Business Council Board to Meet March 5
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, Feb. 29 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news: The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will consider six Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests during its regular quarterly meeting at the Greybull Recreation District at 527 1st Avenue S in Greybull. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on March 5. Visit here (https://clt1099707.benchurl.com/c/l?u=9FB5616&e=FE8B04&c=10C7BB&t=1&l=3270D4F5&email=WJapCR3MjeHVc6Wc6SMjS1NnZqARid  more

Business Council Releases Beef Industry Study
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, Feb. 29 -- The Wyoming Business Council issued the following news on Feb. 28: Wyoming should not only focus on growing processing capacity, but the many supporting businesses that comprise an efficient, value-added beef industry cluster, according to a study commissioned by the Wyoming Business Council. "The study shows there is tremendous opportunity for growth in the Wyoming beef industry. It also shows significant barriers, such as lack of workforce, that will need to be   more

Center for Biological Diversity: Judge Voids Trump Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres of Sage Grouse Habitat
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 29 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release on Feb. 27: * * * - Ruling Rejects Policy Excluding Public From Fossil-fuel Leasing Decisions on Public Lands * * * A federal judge rejected a Trump administration policy to sharply curtail public participation in oil and gas leasing decisions on public lands and voided nearly 1 million acres leased under the policy. The ruling applies to lease sales in greater sage-grouse habitat across 67 million  more

Geisinger Kicks Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month With Large, Inflatable Colon Display
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Feb. 29 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger is bringing awareness of the importance of early detection and preventive screenings for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month through free, public events. A large, inflatable colon model will be on display at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. * Geisinger Medical Center's Hospital for Advanced Medicine lobby on Monday, March 2 from  more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces Noble Energy as New Partner to Fund Conservation Efforts in Wyoming's Powder River Basin
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release on Feb. 24: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that Noble Energy has committed to support-on-the-ground conservation work in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. Today's announcement represents an expansion of the existing partnership between NFWF and Noble Energy in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where Noble Energy has been a multi-year supporter of the Pecos Watersh  more

United Automobile Workers Merges Additional States Into Region 8 and Region 4
DETROIT, Michigan, Feb. 29 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: The UAW International Executive Board (IEB) voted on December 5 to merge the states represented by UAW Region 5 between UAW Regions 4 and 8. This merger became effective, February 28, 2020. States have been apportioned between Region 4 and 8 in the following way: UAW REGION 4 * Current Region 4: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana * Added Into Re  more

Violence Policy Center: States With Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths, New Data for 2018 Confirms
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- The Violence Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Mississippi, Alabama, Wyoming, Missouri, and Louisiana Have Highest Gun Death Rates in the Nation - Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, New York, and New Jersey Have Lowest Gun Death Rates in the Nation * * * Just-released WISQARS data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control show that states with the highest rates of overall gun death   more

Western Watersheds Project: Judge Voids Trump Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres of Sage Grouse Habitat
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 29 -- The Western Watersheds Project issued the following news release: * * * - Ruling Rejects Policy Excluding Public From Fossil-fuel Leasing Decisions on Public Lands * * * A federal judge rejected a Trump administration policy to sharply curtail public participation in oil and gas leasing decisions on public lands and voided nearly 1 million acres leased under the policy. The ruling applies to lease sales in greater sage-grouse habitat across 67 million acres in 11 Wes  more