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Mineral rush
By Mountain West News • Issue #319 • View online

On the costs of green energy
The nation’s biggest lithium mine may be going up on a site sacred to Native Americans
Lithium miner Ioneer finds workaround for wildflower that’s stalling Nevada project
Lithium: Moab’s next extractive industry?
Can Idaho’s newest cobalt mine dig responsibly?
Biden wants minerals, but mine permitting lags
Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet U.S. EV credit deadline
Opinion: This 150-year-old mining law hurts taxpayers and the environment
More on the energy transition
Federal bill seen as spark for Colorado's renewable energy industry, economy
Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from federal lands
‘Once in a lifetime’: Hayden gets $5.2 million to diversify economy as plant closure looms
A big step for a small mountain town
Biologist: Wind development outpaces slow work of tracking eagles
Wildlife biologists shed light on how solar developments affect big game
County commissioners OK solar farm outside Grand Junction
PSC dismisses NorthWestern's Billings battery storage project
What could the climate bill do for environmental justice?
Drill, maybe, drill
First comprehensive oil and gas drilling plan under Colorado’s new regulations gets go-ahead
Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming
Billion-barrel Wyoming oil discovery can't all be drilled, company clarifies
Interior Department backtracks on public comment period for Willow Project
Tick, tock
Clock ticks down on Colorado River cuts. What will feds do?
‘All bad options’ as Biden administration faces Western water crisis
Opinion: Hard choices for the Colorado River
As drought hits farms, investors lay claim to Colorado water
Utah spends $190 million to enact statewide water conservation measures
The Great Shrinking Lake
Visualizing aridity—from space
Fire lines
Fire lookout: Watching for blazes—and hope—on the Montana horizon
For two remote Utah communities, the only warning of wildfire is often a knock at the door
Colorado-based firefighter dies battling fire in Oregon
The story of fire retardant
The Forest Service is overstating its wildfire prevention progress to Congress despite decades of warnings not to
Notes from the brink
Can wolves and beavers help save the West from global warming?
Montana is on the brink of destroying one of its most successful conservation programs
Opinion: Montana’s wolf population struggling despite Montana FWP claims
‘If they can’t make it, none of them will.’ These Idaho salmon may hold key to survival
Low flows trigger full fishing closure on section of upper Big Hole River
Full day voluntary fishing closure reinstated on Yampa River
Nestled in a wild place
What else we're reading today
Botanists find one of ‘the world’s worst weeds’ spreading in the Boise foothills
Including tribal communities in conservation efforts
Blackfeet's Lauren Monroe selected for Haaland’s task force on place names
Hate makes a comeback in Idaho, this time with political support
Breckenridge reassesses short-term rentals amid housing crisis
Sedona to incentivize renting to locals over short-term rentals
Roads vs. greenspace in Bozeman
Mass timber offers new hope for an old industry in the American West
Even a small rise in temperatures could decimate North American forests
Proposals sought to address transportation stress in Big Cottonwood Canyon. But is it enough to address the canyon’s issues?
Colorado-based National Ski Patrol in turmoil as third director in five years leaves, citing conflict
More than 25% of full-time Wyoming workers make below $15/hour. It's worse elsewhere in the West.
About one in six journalists now in a union, including many new members in the Mountain West
Gannett lays off journalists after dismal second quarter results
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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