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Rockies Today

February 28 · Issue #84 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Judge voids BLM 'edict' limiting public comment
Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases in sage-grouse habitat, overturns Trump policy limiting public input Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases in sage-grouse habitat, overturns Trump policy limiting public input
Judge vacates directive over energy lease public comments
Court voids Trump leasing policies on sage grouse
BLM may be forced to repay $125M in latest legal setback
...dammed if you don't
Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report Feds reject removal of 4 Snake River dams in key report
Snake River dam assessment rejects removal, recommends increasing spill to help salmon
Pacific Northwest salmon review is 'Groundhog Day' to greens
Full-time firefighting?
Chief says Forest Service may need full-time firefighters Chief says Forest Service may need full-time firefighters
Meanwhile…
Wildfire activity in 2019 was heavier than usual in Alaska, but slower than average in rest of U.S.
Thinning, prescribed burns protected forests during the massive Carlton Complex wildfire
California regulator proposes record $2.14 billion fine on PG&E over wildfires
Clearing the air
New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells
More energy news:
Xcel announces company record emissions reduction for 2019
'Small nuclear reactors' proposed to replace retiring Wyoming coal, natural gas plants
BP pulls out of regional oil trade organization over differences on carbon pricing, fuel standard
'It's going to take all of us'
Northern Arapaho leaders declare state of emergency over meth use among members Northern Arapaho leaders declare state of emergency over meth use among members
'It's going to take all of us': Northern Arapaho tribe declares state of emergency over meth use
More from Indian Country:
Grieving Native American families shamed law enforcement over missing women and won action
Families of missing, murdered call for review of cases in southeast Montana
Deb Haaland shouldn’t have to fight this hard
Report for America will support 19 journalists to cover Native American communities
What else we're reading today
A court ruling has cities rethinking tents and tiny houses for homeless people
Eagle mobile-home residents stuck in a regulatory roundabout
New map aims to demystify Wyoming's remote Red Desert
Researchers seed clouds to artificially bring on the snow in Idaho
USDA to ease restrictions on hot hemp
Colorado’s volunteer search and rescue teams are overwhelmed and there are fears it’s going to get worse
Hunters still furious after Idaho Fish and Game shot 206 elk
U.S. identifies habitat critical for survival of rare songbird
Happy that Alberta's oil-fueled party is over? Think again.
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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