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Utah's 'water OPEC'

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Utah's 'water OPEC'
By Mountain West News • Issue #264 • View online

Drips of news on the Colorado River crisis
Why the second-driest state rejects water conservation
Scarcity the theme of Colorado River conference
California, Arizona and Nevada agree to take less water from ailing Colorado River
Tribes take a greater role in managing the Colorado River, still seek water rights
Barreling along
Surface Transportation Board approves proposed Uinta Basin oil railway
The next big boom
Colorado health officials detect elevated benzene in Weld County community
Granholm to oil industry: 'Get your rig count up'
About half of U.S. oil pipeline space is empty after boom time building spree
Toxic tailings: Oilsands water could be released
Development tracker
Judge ends ‘Village at Wolf Creek’ land exchange
The price of preservation: Transferable development right sales price hits $1.8 million in Pitkin County
Neighbors band together to fend off Munger Mountain glampers
Missoula County puts Larchmont housing proposal on back burner
Three Sisters developer sues Town of Canmore for rejecting project
Findings
Idaho potato industry could wither under rising temperatures
Climate change has destabilized the Earth’s poles, putting the planet in peril
Oregon scientists call for more forest protection to fight climate change, save species
Study: Western state budgets hit hard from wildfire costs
Scientists find climate-driven tree mortality and fuel aridity increase wildfire fuel availability
Snow drought research finds predictability in uncertainty
Dispatches from the energy transition
Lithium miner rips its own research in ESA fight
White Mesa Mill moves into rare earths processing with eyes on growing U.S. demand
The energy transition and public lands, Part III
Wyoming's GDP shrank dramatically over 2020, data shows
Wyoming left out of federal coal community assistance program
Platte River Power Authority seeks out solar contracts to reach 54% renewable electricity
Critter ticker
A ‘firestorm’ of public comment leads Montana FWP to rethink elk management proposal
Montana joins tri-state grizzly hunting deal
Can hunting a few ewes save the herd?
Quacks, trills and peeps could help save migratory habitat
The shad hoard: Is the proliferation of a nonnative fish in the Columbia River harming native salmon?
What else we're reading today
Oregonian Chuck Sams sworn in as 1st Native American director of National Park Service
BLM director details agency headquarters' return to D.C.
BIA launches new website spotlighting missing and murdered Indigenous people cases
Geographic naming board agrees to scrape offensive name from Chaffee County gulch
Restitution and reconciliation on America’s stolen lands
The great danger of the tiny bark beetle
The crucial ingredients for decarbonizing an economy, and safeguarding a region
With ‘Gunfight,’ an insider takes on a community that was once his own
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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