SEATTLE (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project in Washington a year after state environmental regulators denied the project a key permit. Ecology Director Maia Bellon has expressed concerns about Corps' decision to restart work on the permitting process of the terminal to export coal to Asia. But several U.S. senators have urged the federal agency to move forward.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - State and federal wildlife officials have released 14 endangered black-footed ferrets at a site in northern Wyoming. Powell Tribune reports 13 captive-bred young ferrets and one adult were released last month in the Meeteetse area. Officials are planning to release 19 more ferrets this week in the Shirley Basin south of Casper.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A 38-year-old man has been ordered to pay back more than $22,000 he took from a vape shop in Cody. Zachary Mundahl also was sentenced to 10 years of probation if he follows various requirements, including attending Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings three times per week. Mundahl was sentenced Sept. 5 by District Judge Bill Simpson.
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) - Several current and former employees of a Wyoming power plant say they were unpaid for hours worked. The Casper Star-Tribune reports four current workers of the Laramie River Power Station have filed a collective action lawsuit against their employer, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and more than 50 have since sought to join the suit. A request by the Star-Tribune for comment from Basin was not returned.
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