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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

March 23, 2019

Wyoming at 3:05 p.m.

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WYOMING-AIR POLLUTION

CASPER, Wyo. _ Joel Bousman wasn’t sure if ozone would be a problem Friday, despite a warning from the state. The snow covered the sage brush and the wind was less than 10 miles per hour — both bad signs. On the other hand, it had been overcast most of the day at the Sublette County commissioner’s ranch near Boulder — a small community about 12 miles southeast of Pinedale, within view of the Wind River Mountains. By Heather Richards, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 1,200 words.

CONGRESS-GREEN NEW DEAL

WASHINGTON _ To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation’s resources and technological might. “A mission to save all of creation,” in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan’s lead authors. To Republican opponents, the much-hyped plan is a dystopian nightmare, a roadmap to national bankruptcy in pursuit of zealous environmentalism. “A big green bomb” for the economy, says Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 985 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

SUSPECT-FAKE NAME _ A 30-year-old Gillette man who served another man’s jail time to avoid his own legal problems will do his own prison time if a judge follows the recommendation of prosecutors.

COAL PRODUCTION _ Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels.

SPORTS:

HKN--BLACKHAWKS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche try to stay in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot Saturday when they play Chicago in the first of a home-and-home set with the Blackhawks. Colorado could be without forward Mikko Rantanen, who was hurt in a pivotal win at Dallas on Thursday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 1 p.m.

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