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‘This is the Wild West out here’

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Rockies Today

February 10 · Issue #76 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

‘This is the Wild West out here’
How the BLM is bending over backward for mining companies in Nevada at the expense of environmental rules How the BLM is bending over backward for mining companies in Nevada at the expense of environmental rules
The latest on one proposed lithium mine on BLM lands:
Company eyes massive lithium deposit on public lands in Nevada
More news from the public lands beat:
Energy, Interior face deep cuts in White House plan
In shrinking monuments, Trump invites industry and threatens tourism in Utah's red rock desert
Forest Service authorizes drilling in Beartooth Mountains
U.S. House to vote on broad wilderness package
After outcry over proposed cell tower in Sawtooths, officials say they’ll ‘vet options’
LNG fight intensifies
Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community
Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community
More on the Jordan Cove LNG project:
Newly revealed emails highlight coziness and favors between local officials, Jordan Cove LNG backers
FERC staff rejects two Fisheries recommendations for Jordan Cove over delay concerns
Oregon senator predicts court battle over pipeline proposal
A watershed moment for Butte
A once-powerful Montana mining town warily awaits final cleanup of its toxic past A once-powerful Montana mining town warily awaits final cleanup of its toxic past
It’s a good time to dive into the “Richest Hill” podcast, which The New Yorker picked as one of the best podcasts of 2019:
Richest Hill
The remarkable journey wolf OR-54
The lonely end to one gray wolf’s 8,700-mile search for a mate The lonely end to one gray wolf’s 8,700-mile search for a mate
More wildlife news:
Yellowstone biologist reflections on wolves and elk
Montana seeks balancing act with wildlife location data, hunting ethics
Montana acquires testing equipment, prepares for other adjustments in long-term CWD tangle
Wildlife officials complete CWD testing for nearly 7,000 deer, elk and moose
Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline
Tribal representatives urge passage of act restoring bison to tribal lands
Boulder County’s native bee species thrive in disturbed environments
Fires and floods
Wildfires are increasing snowpack—and the risk for spring flooding, BYU researchers say Wildfires are increasing snowpack—and the risk for spring flooding, BYU researchers say
What else we're reading today
Billionaires are changing communities and the wild in Wyoming
Report: Idahoans split on breaching the four lower Snake River dams
‘California refugees’ move to Idaho for lax vaccine laws. They want lawmakers to know why.
Bipartisan caucus seeks solutions for rural issues in Idaho
Rural and poorest states depend on census most
In remote Alaska, warming climate and erosion complicate 2020 census in Newtok
Advocates: Sun will set on rooftop solar if compensation rate drops
Hemp hits the commodity wall
Showdown over Trump's plan to overhaul landmark environmental law heads to Colorado
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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