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Rockies Today

February 13 · Issue #79 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

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A Canadian energy company bought an Oregon sheriff’s unit A Canadian energy company bought an Oregon sheriff’s unit
Meanwhile, FERC is expected to issue a decision on the Jordan Cove LNG project today:
Oregon LNG terminal, first on West Coast, up for FERC decision
This week the PBS NewsHour reported on the battle over the pipeline, which would connect to existing pipeline infrastructure reaching into the Rockies:
Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community
Wild pitch
Massive Colorado wilderness bill clears U.S. House Massive Colorado wilderness bill clears U.S. House
House votes to designate 1.4M acres as wilderness
More public lands news:
Critics of plans for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests come to Missoula
New Mexico's U.S. senators propose protecting Gila River
NPS employees ask: Where is P. Daniel Smith?
House Natural Resources gives Grijalva power to subpoena Interior
Bernhardt’s reaction:
Secretary David Bernhardt
(3/3) ..Today’s action by the @NRDems demonstrates they won’t let the facts stand in the way of their rhetoric. Going forward, the Department will take today’s action into account for every decision it makes to deal with this Committee. Godspeed with the witch hunt. https://t.co/4OWp7R78tj
Tilting at windmills
Bill to penalize utilities for renewable energy returns to Wyoming Legislature Bill to penalize utilities for renewable energy returns to Wyoming Legislature
Backing Gordon, Legislature looks to bet big on fossil fuels
Meanwhile, a new infographic from S&P Global Market intelligence shows that Wyoming trails only Texas in planned wind power capacity in North America:
Wind power by the numbers Wind power by the numbers
More from S&P on the U.S. coal sector “feeling the pinch of investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance factors”:
Coal exec: ESG trend 'caught fire' and is pressuring sector across the board
Nationally…
Rigging the system against clean energy
Alberta's 'war room' uses Trumpian tactics
Alberta energy ‘war room’ chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times Alberta energy ‘war room’ chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times
Meanwhile…
Teck thinks its oilsands mine may be a bust. Why push approval?
More oil and gas news:
Indigenous community opposing Canada pipeline launches legal challenge
The story from the Wet’suwet’en protest line
Anadarko topped list of oil, gas companies cited in audit for failing to submit required well production reports
Colorado House panel clears bill to triple fines for air and water quality violations
North Dakota issues letters to collect millions in unpaid gas royalties
What else we're reading today
Newspaper giant McClatchy, which owns the Idaho Statesman, files for bankruptcy
High avalanche danger in the West affects transportation and ski areas
Idaho transgender inmate’s case primed for Supreme Court
A second Boise-area school vows to stop using Indian logos. But the mascot won’t change.
Montana State researcher searching for life in Yellowstone's subsurface
Proper-fitting fire-retardant workwear for women being developed at University of Alberta
Opinion: It’s time to bring wildlife policy into the 21st century
Climate change will expand agriculture's reach, solving some problems and creating new ones
Calculating air pollution’s death toll, across state lines
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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