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Schutz v. Thorne

The court dismissed a Florida resident's claims that three Wyoming statutes unconstitutionally limit hunting opportunities for nonresidents. The individual lacks standing to challenge the "guide statute" that creates two classes of...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Bosworth

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Rescissions Act by reissuing a permit for livestock grazing in the Gallatin National Forest without first...

Coalition for Sustainable Resources v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court dismisses on ripeness grounds a conservation group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to carry out certain conservation programs in its management of the Medicine Bow...

Debunking the Natural Gas "Clean Energy" Myth: Coalbed Methane in Wyoming's Powder River Basin

"When the trees are made of plastic and there's no more oil to drill; when Africa is empty and the zoos are finally filled; we'll sacrifice our children at the altar to the God of fossil fuel."1

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Wyoming v. Federated Serv. Ins. Co.

The court, applying Wyoming law, affirms a district court decision holding that a state, as subrogee to an insured oil company, is not entitled to coverage from the company's insurer for remediation of a petroleum discharge on the...

Wyoming Outdoor Council v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's decision to authorize oil and gas leasing in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. Environmental groups claimed that the Forest Service violated its own regulations and the National...

Wilson v. Amoco Corp.

The court issues a mandatoryinjunction against an oil company for extensive contamination of a river and surrounding land, but due to lack of evidence refuses to enjoin three other companies. The court first declines to invoke the...

Clajon Prod. Corp. v. Petera

The court holds that Wyoming hunting license regulations do not violate the Takings and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The regulations create separate pools for allocating licenses to residents and nonresidents and...

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Babbitt

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not bar a citizen group that was denied attorney fees by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality from asserting a Surface Mining Control and Reclamation...

Wyoming v. Lujan

The court holds that Wyoming lacks standing to challenge an exchange of federal coal, owned by the U.S. Department of the Interior, for a conservation easement within the Grand Teton National Park. The court holds that although the...