Wyoming regulators approved a permit by TransWest Express to construct a high-voltage transmission system for energy generated by wind farms in the state. The lines would run into northwest Colorado.
One man behind the fence thievery told the court he was "ashamed" and "remorseful" of his actions.
Colorado River basin states want congressional approval by April 22 so that Mexico also will contribute water starting in 2020.
The new plans are expected to remove the most protective habitat designations for about 13,000 square miles of public land.
The other six states in the Colorado River basin have agreed to plans that recognize a long-running drought, the dwindling supply of water and how they intend to cope with it.
A deal was supposed to be signed by the end of 2018, under threat that the water levels on the river would push the federal government to impose its own restrictions.
The goats are reproducing rapidly. Now might be the best time to reduce or eliminate the animals before they’re too numerous to bring under control.
Proposition 112 would require that new oil and gas wells be at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and would allow local governments to enact even greater setbacks.
Despite the infamy of the crime, Wyoming is among just five states that have not passed laws focused on crimes motivated by the victim's identity, such as their sexual orientation.