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Colstrip, Montana: Bellweather for America’s Energy Future?

More than a town, Colstrip, Montana may be a bellweather of the United States’ energy future, as coal continues to decline.

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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Interior Department Mulls Dropping Greater Sage Grouse Plans

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reportedly mulling whether to revise federal plans for managing greater sage grouse across most of the West.

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New West Roundup for Apr. 27, 2017

Today in New West news: tug-of-war in Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act debate, Texas gas co. shuts down thousands of wells after fatal Colorado explosion, and Wyoming wolves.

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Patagonia Threatens Litigation Over National Monument Review

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Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump Administration over its recent call for a national monument review.

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New West Roundup for April 20, 2017

Today in New West news: Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will not run in 2018, new report highlights Missoula/Bozeman entrepreneurship, overcrowding in Montana national parks, and Colorado wind power.

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New West Roundup for April 17, 2017

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Today in New West news: House Dems share documents about Bears Ears designation, Gallatin County fields mail ballot questions, Bozeman’s Zoot plans Billings expansion, and a Wyoming carbon tax?

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New West Roundup for April 10, 2017

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain Land Library hits funding goal, Montana gov. revives all-mail ballot bill, tribal license plates in the Cowboy State, and Rocky Mountain Power promises big Wyoming wind investments.

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New West Roundup for April 6, 2017

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Today in New West news: Interior scraps Obama-era coal royalty rule as it questions how Wyoming spends mine reclamation funds, Montana counties face challenges organizing special election, Bozeman delays Black-Olive vote, and Utah Supreme Court upholds Tesla decision.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 3, 2017

Today in New West news: Rocky Mountain National Park sup. speaks about challenges facing national parks, Montana plants wheat while Wyoming considers hemp, and Utah court preserves federal protections for state prairie dogs.

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