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Natural Resources & Energy

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The Natural Resources & Energy Reporting Initiative is a component of Wyoming Public Media's News Department.

This initiative provides strong, unbiased and competent journalism content that focuses on natural resources, energy, environment and related topics. In collaboration with partners at NPR and CPB, we provide access to a variety of related public radio content.

Funded in part by the George B. Storer Foundation and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • A man stands in the middle of the prairie while an oil tanker passes behind him.
    Caitlin Tan
    Wyoming Public Media
    One can see hundreds of homes all on a couple acres of prairie, and mixed in with these houses is oil and gas development. Driving through one passes a home and then a couple pump jacks, and then past another home one sees a drilling rig. Oil and gas activity significantly picked up in Laramie County about 10 years ago, and in the years since, it has moved into residential areas. The Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition advocates for residents that are concerned about this development.
  • Casper Great American Rail-Trail.jpg
    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
    A transcontinental trail that’s being constructed on abandoned railroad beds is slowly connecting the East and West coasts. Wyoming Public Radio’s Hugh Cook spoke with Patrick Harrington of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office about the Cowboy State’s planned segment of the Great American Rail-Trail.