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Rockies Today

April 20 · Issue #109 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

SCOTUS rules against homeowners in Superfund case
U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to Opportunity residents U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to Opportunity residents
Justices side in part with Atlantic Richfield in Superfund case
Supreme Court ruling isn't 'outright victory' for polluters
Justices say Superfund deal doesn't block state law claims
'Megadrought'
The parched West is heading into a global warming-fueled megadrought that could last for centuries The parched West is heading into a global warming-fueled megadrought that could last for centuries
More on the study in the new special issue of Science magazine devoted entirely to drought:
Anthropogenic megadrought
Meanwhile…
With shrinking snowpack, drought predictability melting away
Kane County does an about-face, pulls out of Lake Powell pipeline project
Code blue
Oil plunges below zero for first time in unprecedented wipeout Oil plunges below zero for first time in unprecedented wipeout
For oil and its dependents, it’s code blue
Meanwhile…
Keystone XL ruling has ‘sweeping’ impacts for other projects
All bets are off
Researcher says pandemic will have 'drastic' impact on reservation economies Researcher says pandemic will have 'drastic' impact on reservation economies
More from Indian Country:
Reservation communities ahead of the curve with testing, response
Navajo Nation has a higher coronavirus testing rate than Utah and most states
Racial toll of virus grows even starker as more data emerges
Coronavirus is creating a food security crisis in Indian Country
DIY relief effort delivers for Wind River
Eddied out
Fish are biting, customers aren’t. Idaho hunting, fishing guides see huge drop in trips Fish are biting, customers aren’t. Idaho hunting, fishing guides see huge drop in trips
Anglers travel to fish for steelhead in rural Idaho
Idaho fishing towns object to Columbia River study
Unique B.C. trout population suffers 93 percent crash downstream of Teck’s Elk Valley coal mines
What else we're reading today
Can Michelle Lujan Grisham save New Mexico?
Colorado unemployment claims passed 100,000 last week as job losses continue to outpace Great Recession levels
Wyoming eyes uncertain federal aid and cuts as revenues plunge
Coronavirus accelerates decline of slumping coal industry
BLM reviews CO2 pipelines, but will anyone build them?
Montana town’s high COVID-19 death rate is a warning for rural West
BLM releases plan opening public lands in western Colorado to drilling, and not everyone is happy with it
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
‘Uncharted territory’ as wildfire fighting adapts to pandemic
The view from a hospital on Colorado’s Eastern Plains as it works to avoid being overrun by coronavirus
Montana hospitals feel COVID-19's financial hit
In their words: How Westerners are weathering the pandemic
Wandering wolf that captivated the world is believed dead
Trump Administration to weaken limits on mercury and other toxic pollutants
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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