Local Transportation Officials testified before Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday

(Washington, D.C.) — The Director of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Transportation Department and the Chief Engineer of the Wyoming Department of Transportation testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. “Big John” Smith and Delbert McOmie, respectively, appeared at the “Tribal Transportation: Pathways to Safer Roads in Indian Country” oversight hearing. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is the chairman of the committee.

Barrasso and others reintroduce bipartisan alternative fuels bill

Today, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and others re-introduced the bipartisan North American Alternative Fuels Act. The bill would repeal section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 which prohibits the federal government, including the U.S. military, from purchasing fuel produced from coal, oil shale and oil sands.