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LDS real estate revelations

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LDS real estate revelations
By Mountain West News • Issue #294 • View online

Investigation sheds light on LDS land portfolio
LDS Church has most valuable private real estate portfolio in the U.S., evidence suggests
New database gives widest look ever at LDS Church landholdings. See what it owns and where.
LDS Church owns over $100M in Idaho property, data shows—much of it tax-exempt
LDS wealth spurs question: Should churches be tax-exempt?
Land report
Corner crossing report: Inaccessible public acres now 8.3M
Private lands are the next battleground in state conservation policy
Linking protected areas from Yellowstone to the Yukon shows the value of conserving large landscapes
National parks center colonizer histories through place names
Air grievances
EPA plan would force Utah, Wyoming and California to cut harmful air emissions drifting into Colorado
Western wildfires reverse U.S. clean air gains—study
Air quality report card flunks the West
New Mexico's oil counties have some of the worst air pollution in state, study says
Kettle of fish
How pollution from Canadian coal mines threatens the fish at the heart of communities from B.C. to Idaho
Colorado finds 'forever chemicals' PFAS in 100% of fish sampled in three big counties 
What 3 million little kokanee salmon can tell us about Colorado's drought
Trojan trout: Could turning an invasive fish into a ‘super-male’ save a native species?
Drill bits
BLM wants bidders to reclaim unplugged wells as condition for getting oil and gas leases
Biden administration resumes oil and gas leases on public lands, but significantly cuts back where that can happen in Colorado
Biden raised fees on oil companies. But drillers might not pay
Interior rule delays underscore Biden's energy challenge
Cutting oil sands emissions by 40 percent will cost billions, RBC report finds
Treading water
A quiet revolution: Southwest cities learn to thrive amid drought
States, feds weigh next steps amid 'profound concerns' over dam levels
Attempt to stop Colorado water speculation is circling the drain
The snowmelt is on—and that's too soon in Colorado, say water watchers
Two Wyoming rivers under restrictions due to low snowpack, drought
What else we're reading today
Southwest wildfire outlook grim as flames char New Mexico
Protections sought for Western bird linked to piñon forests
Essay: On grieving trees
Yellowstone: Wolf hunt altered behavior, damaged research
Ski resort on Big Mountain joins Whitefish’s climate advocacy efforts
Utah blasts S&P for ‘politicized’ state ESG indicators
Colorado’s largest coal-fired power plant could close four years earlier than proposed, documents show
Climate change is spreading a debilitating fungal disease throughout the West
Biomimicry builds on 'nature's genius.' Arizona scientists use it to design the future
Why rural communities struggle to bring in much-needed federal grants
Why fighting wildfires is the hardest flying Air Force crews do outside combat
Activist's self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest
Crow hip hopper Supaman drives a DeLorean into past carrying Earth Day message
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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