Cheyenne, WY (AP) - Here is the latest Wyoming news:
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate two workers in Montana and Wyoming after determining they were illegally fired when they reported they were injured at work. The firings came weeks after the men reported work-related back injuries. The railroad says it will appeal OSHA's rulings.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Representatives from the state of Wyoming and the utility and mining industries say that expected new limits on carbon dioxide emissions could hurt the economy. KCWY-TV reports that Gov. Matt Mead says Wyoming's own plans for protecting the environment are better than those of the EPA.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in April, down from 4 percent in March. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the jobless rate was significantly lower than a year ago, when it was 4.7 percent, and well below the current national unemployment rate of 6.3 percent.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Organizers say an auction of antlers that benefits a national elk refuge and local Boy Scouts netted more than $230,000, nearly three times average. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the weekend auction also saw nearly 14,000 pounds of elk antlers sold for an average $16.50 a pound.
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