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Rockies Today

June 15 · Issue #126 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

A reason to march
At nearly every turn in Denver, protesters confront a reason to march At nearly every turn in Denver, protesters confront a reason to march
Thousands gather in Salt Lake City for joint Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights rally
Photography: Protests across Wyoming
George Floyd protest at Montana Capitol was mostly peaceful, but heated at times
Why rural America is joining the movement for black lives
How Black Lives Matter reached every corner of America
Landmark LGBT ruling
Colorado’s Justice Neil Gorsuch authors landmark LGBT decision on job discrimination Colorado’s Justice Neil Gorsuch authors landmark LGBT decision on job discrimination
Opinion analysis: Federal employment discrimination law protects gay and transgender employees
Clear-cut priorities
Oil, logging, mining ordered as Forest Service focus Oil, logging, mining ordered as Forest Service focus
Forest Service sparks controversy for pushing logging, oil during pandemic
Perdue orders shorter NEPA reviews, more grazing
Raining plastic
Where’s airborne plastic? Everywhere, Utah State scientists find. Where’s airborne plastic? Everywhere, Utah State scientists find.
Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses
Microplastics are piling up in national parks at more than 1,000 tons a year
Pain in the oil patch
Denver-based Extraction Oil and Gas latest producer files for bankruptcy, pays millions to executives Denver-based Extraction Oil and Gas latest producer files for bankruptcy, pays millions to executives
Wyoming lawmakers plead for more oil and gas industry help
Wyoming oil production decline ‘catastrophic,’ recovery unlikely
Trump administration delays big Wyoming oil and gas lease sale
Oil and gas and private donors paid for initiatives in Hickenlooper’s administration, investigation finds
Colorado strengthens rules protecting groundwater from oil, gas operations
'Sold!' Auctioneers race to unload oil equipment as U.S. drilling dries up
Canada's oil patch cuts back climate efforts under pandemic
What else we're reading today
In time of crises, lands bill gives Senate a chance to unite
A canal that opened the Montana prairie may soon dry up
'Seeds for clouds': How wildfire smoke affects warming
The Forest Service should embrace a full-time workforce
Big money bought the forests. Small logging communities are paying the price.
A hospital’s secret coronavirus policy separated Native American mothers from their newborns
He was the ‘epitome of health.’ It was no shield against the coronavirus
Emails reveal chaos as meatpacking companies fought health agencies over COVID-19 outbreaks in their plants
Lagging rural census response could cost Montana second U.S. House seat
Outside the boxes
A war against climate science, waged by Washington’s rank and file
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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