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Rockies Today

July 22 · Issue #137 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

It’s good to be back in your inbox after more than a week away. Much to catch up on.
But first, I want to invite you to join a new webinar series called “Conservation Conversations,” hosted by an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the West. The series will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans. The first installment will take place next Wednesday, July 29, moderated by former National Park Service director Jon Jarvis. You can register here. —MF

When conservation relies on oil money
Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action? Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?
More public lands goings on:
Western Democrats take aim at acting BLM chief Pendley
Pressure grows on Senate Republicans to oppose Pendley
Colorado public lands protections latch onto the House’s defense budget bill
Colorado's great outdoors often inaccessible to people of color
Public lands in Utah are filling up with visitors—and their trash, photos show
BLM hands more land to military; Grijalva 'infuriated'
Kinks in the pipelines
Montana's Indigenous protesters lead opposition to Keystone XL Montana's Indigenous protesters lead opposition to Keystone XL
Rush to permit pipelines crimps development as opponents win in court
Brian Morris: Biased, activist judge on energy matters or fair-and-equitable jurist?
Leaders of #NoDAPL movement await pipeline shutdown
Pipeline shutdown shouldn't be paused, tribes tell D.C. Circuit
Uncertainty, concerns surround potential oil train resurgence
A pipeline is quietly ordered shut in new signal of shale’s woes
Major pipelines take hit, but oil networks keep growing
Opinion: Will clean energy projects face troubles that have bedeviled pipelines?
Affluence and emissions
A Boulder County zip code produced the nation’s most greenhouse gas per person, study says A Boulder County zip code produced the nation’s most greenhouse gas per person, study says
More energy and climate news:
Colstrip owner accelerates exit plans, again
PacifiCorp opens 4.3GW renewables and storage procurement
Solar firm buying land rights near coal plants with eye toward transmission
Chevron announces $5B deal for Noble Energy, Colorado’s second-largest oil and gas producer
Study links gas flares to preterm births, with Hispanic women at high risk
Court’s ruling against Trump elevates debate on climate metric
New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo curbs
New Mexico proposes crackdown on oil and gas industry's methane emissions
What happens in Vegas, may come from the Arctic?
Arctic sea ice is melting swiftly this summer amid global warming, may break record
Waiting for water
On the Navajo Nation, long lines, scarce resources, but few solutions On the Navajo Nation, long lines, scarce resources, but few solutions
On the brink
U.S. wildlife agency rejects protections for rare fish species U.S. wildlife agency rejects protections for rare fish species
FWP plans cutthroat sanctuary in Scapegoat
Anti-wolf group goes to court to keep Utahns from knowing how it spends tax money
Environmental group sues feds over grizzly bear decision
What else we're reading today
10 charts that show why the coronavirus pandemic may be about to get a lot worse in Colorado
Anatomy of a protest: How a Laramie march became a movement
New Mexico’s thin blurred line
Native Americans are undercounted in the census. In 2020, it could be 'devastating.'
Census to begin household visits in Indian Country
Full-court suppress
40 of Colorado’s 64 counties are in severe to extreme drought
Businesses in a Montana border town suffer without traffic in and out of Canada
Closed border leaves Fernie, B.C.'s tourism economy adrift
Trump weakens major conservation law to speed construction permits
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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