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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 22, 2019

Wyoming at 5:45 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

COAL-CLIMATE CHANGE

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration’s decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gases, but officials concluded Wednesday it would make little difference in overall U.S. climate emissions. That conclusion from the Bureau of Land Management comes after a judge ruled last month the administration had failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from public lands. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 530 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-COAL MINE

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country’s general election. The Carmichael mine proposed by India’s Adani Mining in Queensland state was a bitterly polarizing issue ahead of Saturday’s national election, which returned the conservative coalition government for a third three-year term. By Rod McGuirk. SENT: 770 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ RAFTING DEATH _ A boat operator was killed in a rafting accident in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

_ ASSAULT CONVICTION-PAROLE _ A Wyoming man who was initially sentenced to life in prison for beating his ex-girlfriend could be released next year.

_ ELECTION 2020-WYOMING SENATE _ A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he’s thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

_ WYOMING UNEMPLOYMENT _ Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April.

_ CLASS RING FOUND _ A Wyoming man is getting his long-lost high school class ring back after it turned up during sewer work.

_ SKIERS CITED _ One of four people charged for skiing out of bounds and needing rescue in western Wyoming has pleaded guilty and apologized.

_ WYOMING BIRTHS _ Wyoming recorded the lowest number of births in 15 years in 2018.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH _ The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates continue a three-game series on Wednesday at PNC Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game started at 5:05 p.m. MT)

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