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Rockies Today

May 26 · Issue #122 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Sage grouse rebellion
Judge strikes down U.S. energy leasing rules in sage grouse habitat Judge strikes down U.S. energy leasing rules in sage grouse habitat
Meanwhile…
Energy developers seek leases near Arches National Park
BLM offers royalty relief to oil and gas operators on federal land, including in Wyoming
Opinion: BLM leaders have lost their way
Do not approach visitors
National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures
Zion National Park fills up early Sunday
Yellowstone: park is actually pretty quiet
Photography: Yellowstone reopens in COVID-19 era
Park gateway towns brace for 20%-50% pandemic tax drop
Yellowstone's closed entrances taking toll on gateway businesses
What you should know about visiting national parks during a pandemic
Rocky Mountain National Park proposes timed entry reservation system
Banff ‘ready to welcome visitors back’ as Alberta eases COVID-19 restrictions
Well disposed
Bozeman company plugging dormant oil wells, removing greenhouse gases Bozeman company plugging dormant oil wells, removing greenhouse gases
More energy and climate news:
Colorado greenhouse gas producers are now required to report emissions data to the state
Pollutants from coal decline during COVID-19 in Wyoming
Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived
Trail of spills haunts Dakota Access developer
California cities can push climate cases against big oil
Climate change could dramatically reduce U.S. snowstorms
Forests vs. climate change: Researchers race to understand what drought means for the world’s trees
Too hot for salmon
Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy Washington state aims to regulate water temperature at federal dams, wading into controversy
Meanwhile…
What dam removals can do for a river
Rising from the Ashes
More wildlife news:
Endangered species records ruling would undermine FOIA, feds say
Colorado wildlife agency's past research raises questions about mountain lion hunting levels
Breeding wolf killed on highway, putting future of Banff pack in jeopardy
Bad day on the Sun River: Witnesses describe rescue after grizzly bear attack
Grizzly bear critically injures bicyclist near Big Sky
What else we're reading today
The feds gave a former White House official $3 million to supply masks to Navajo hospitals. Some may not work.
Suicides in Colorado dropped 40% during first 2 months of coronavirus pandemic—but calls to crisis line spiked
Wyoming conservation groups call for $25 billion in federal funding for public land restoration
Colorado sues over WOTUS rewrite that 'ignores sound science'
Billionaires cowboy up and turn Wyoming into a gated community
Lose ‘the entire payroll’? Dire budget choices loom for Wyoming
Colorado firearm sales at record levels in pandemic
Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer
LWCF, national parks' funding vote expected in June
This Montana farm boy became a scientific legend, developing vaccines to protect kids worldwide
Fuzzy green 'glacier mice' move in groups and puzzle scientists
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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