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Remembering the Marias Massacre


Rockies Today

January 15 · Issue #63 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Remembering the Marias Massacre
Blackfeet observe 150th anniversary of tragic slaughter Blackfeet observe 150th anniversary of tragic slaughter
Northern Cheyenne youth, meanwhile, run to remember another tragedy:
'They wanted to come home': 90 Northern Cheyenne kids honor history in run from Nebraska to Busby
More news from Indian Country:
‘We are still here’: Native Americans fight to be counted in U.S. census
Bill would give Native youths a voice in Colorado Legislature
New MMIW documentary premieres today
Wyoming social studies teachers review 'Indian Education For All' standards
Tribes, enviros look to reverse Trump's monument cuts
Sutherland Institute’s campaign against Bears Ears was relentless, effective and mostly funded by a tight circle of activists
Nezperce discusses dropping schools’ ‘Indians’ mascot
Hopi look to tourism, ranching for income after coal power plant closure
Opinion: Tribal management of bison range is restorative justice
Forest Service accused of climate censorship
Agency strikes 'climate' and 'greenhouse gasses' from document Agency strikes 'climate' and 'greenhouse gasses' from document
Last August, an environmental group following a Trump administration proposal to open national forests and grasslands in Texas to oil and gas drilling noticed something odd in the Federal Register: two versions of the same notice for an environmental impact statement, appearing one day apart.
The first notice, posted Aug. 26, contained references to climate change and greenhouse gases. The second didn’t. Then the first one vanished online.
Now the group — the Center for Biological Diversity — knows why. A deputy in the Forest Service’s Washington headquarters ordered field staff in Texas to remove the references and republish the notice, an internal memo obtained by the center shows.
“The Deputy who is reviewing the NOI requested every reference to ‘climate’ and 'greenhouse gasses’ be removed. We did,” said Robert Potts, the Forest Service’s natural resources and planning team leader in Lufkin, Texas, in a July 25 email to Forest Service and Agriculture Department officials.
More news relating to public lands:
Interior Department disregards public comments, analysis suggests
Interior creates new legal team to tackle mounting FOIA backlog
Cost analysis backing BLM move comes under scrutiny
Ninth Circuit allowing Helena-area Forest Service project to proceed
Chomping at the bitumen
Keystone XL inches forward with work planned for next month Keystone XL inches forward with work planned for next month
Speaking of Alberta’s oilsands…
As the deadline to approve a massive oilsands project approaches, its economic benefit is up in the air
Teck Resources’ Frontier Oil Sands project shows reckless disregard for financials
More energy news:
Group cleaning up old oil wells says Alberta government rules inadequate
Activists are trying once again to bring back Longmont’s fracking ban
Montana DEQ says they'll have Colstrip cleanup money by July
Report raises concerns over who pays for coal mining cleanup
Big setback for Utah mines as Bay Area port city bans coal
What else we're reading today
Two prized Jackson Hole streams polluted by E. coli
After viral Facebook post, Idaho Fish and Game explains elk killings
How Colorado’s rural and urban food communities are coming together
A massive housing development — with schools, a farm and 4,000 Homes — may come to Fort Collins. But residents aren’t sold
Help us understand logging and timber practices across Oregon
State, local officials cannot block refugee admissions in their jurisdictions, federal judge rules, halting Trump administration policy
More money, less transparency: A decade under Citizens United
Wildfires, climate policies start to shift corporate views on risk
2019 was the second-hottest year on record
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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