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Rockies Today

January 17 · Issue #64 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Prairie divide
Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains
This bodes well for bison conservation and APR:
Montana releases final environmental impact statement on bison restoration on public lands
Green shoots
Tri-State plans West Slope solar projects which could curb impact of coal-fired plant closure Tri-State plans West Slope solar projects which could curb impact of coal-fired plant closure
Speaking of Colorado’s energy transition…
Life after coal: Can a new state office help transition communities when plants close
More energy and climate news:
New wind project proposed for Albany County, Wyoming
Oregon judge orders clean energy ballot measures to proceed
Washington Supreme Court allows caps on direct but not indirect greenhouse gas emissions
U.S. renewable energy investment hits record in 2019 despite Trump
Colorado oil-well permitting plummeted in 2019, stoking industry anxiety
How one Utah community fought the fracking industry—and won
Opinion: Three oil pipeline projects inch toward goal-line for Canada
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space
EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to decrease annually through 2021
Court quashes youth climate change case against government
Gulo gulo gone?
Earthjustice threatens new lawsuit over wolverine Earthjustice threatens new lawsuit over wolverine
In more weasel news…
Washington gets closer to restoring a charismatic carnivore you've probably never heard of
More wildlife news:
Second moose tests positive for chronic wasting disease in northwest Montana
Swan Valley groups oppose ski area expansion in grizzly habitat
Former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners fear for future, urge prompt salmon, steelhead response
Teton goat gunning a go despite the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission's condemnation
Slashing speed limits doesn't slow roadkill, study says
As California forests heat up, birds are flocking to higher ground
What else we're reading today
Colorado Public Radio and KRCC team up in blockbuster deal
Energy companies have a great friend at Trump’s Interior Department: Their former lobbyist
How Mormons built the next Silicon Valley while no one was looking
Baker Massacre: Blackfeet Nation to commemorate 150th anniversary
Sustainable building: The hottest new material is, uh, wood
Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather
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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