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Oil crash spotlights bonding on public lands

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Rockies Today

April 3 · Issue #103 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Oil crash spotlights bonding on public lands
Oil crisis puts public lands at risk, advocates warn Oil crisis puts public lands at risk, advocates warn
More from E&E News reporter Heather Richards on the abandonment challenge, published last October:
Thousands of 'orphan wells' spark safety, cleanup fears
Meanwhile, in Alberta…
Alberta to maintain, sell oil wells orphaned by owners
Coronavirus meets wildfire season
Prescribed burns are canceled in Utah and across the West as coronavirus meets wildfire season Prescribed burns are canceled in Utah and across the West as coronavirus meets wildfire season
Forest Service, BLM race to craft plans to protect firefighters, biologists against COVID-19
Park disservice
Pressure builds from locals to close Utah’s Zion National Park even as tourists continue to go there Pressure builds from locals to close Utah’s Zion National Park even as tourists continue to go there
NPCA calls for complete closure of the National Park System during pandemic
Paper thin margins
Newspapers face existential question: How to cover the pandemic when there’s no money? Newspapers face existential question: How to cover the pandemic when there’s no money?
For this alt-weekly editor covering the coronavirus, ‘the shenanigans are a way of holding on to whatever sanity is left'
City Weekly and other smaller newsgathering operations hit hard as advertising craters
Coronavirus hits Montana newspapers
Coronavirus in Colorado: Furloughs at the Fort Collins Coloradoan
Shifting sands
Massive new mine could be oil-sands’ first big price war victim Massive new mine could be oil-sands’ first big price war victim
Athabasca suspends Canadian oil-sands operation on low prices
10 things you need to know as a barrel of Alberta oil is valued at less than a bottle of maple syrup
Opinion: Oil sands workers deserve relief, not toil in infectious sites
Meanwhile…
Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements for industry due to COVID-19 pandemic
What else we're reading today
Interior extends William Perry Pendley
Why an Idaho ski destination has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation
Gallatin County is Montana's COVID-19 hotspot
NOAA has kept records on global warming for decades. COVID-19 could disrupt it all.
What climate change means for wildfire in the Northwest
Denver-based Extraction Oil and Gas cuts spending
With ‘world standing still’ during coronavirus pandemic, oil sector faces unprecedented crisis
Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes
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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