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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An environmental review panel is sending plans for Wyoming's first major new coal mine in years back for more work. The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council voted 4-1 Tuesday against moving ahead with a state permit for the proposed Brook Mine.

UNDATED (AP) — Forecasters say the threat of major US wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains. The National Interagency Fire Center's monthly outlook released Tuesday said high temperatures have dried out live and dead vegetation. The center reports that 36 large wildfires are burning. There are 11 in Montana, nine in California and six in Oregon.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government awarded $4.6 million in aid to retrain hundreds of Montana coal workers, many of whom will soon be out of jobs because of a partial closure of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant. The money was allocated Tuesday. Months after President Trump declared the "war on coal" was over and signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era regulations. Still, the coal industry and its workers remain in upheaval because of slumping markets and pressure to develop cleaner energy.

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors accuse two Wyoming brothers of abandoning three horses in the backcountry. David and Bradley Flint allegedly left the horses during a pack trip in Park County last fall.

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