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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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Interior Department Reverses Course on National Bison Range Management Transfer

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Ruling against its earlier judgment, the Interior Department has decided to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue managing the National Bison Range.

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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 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 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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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 30, 2017

Today in New West news: Black-Olive development in Bozeman gets conditional approval, new Boise stadium could generate $200M, and Forest Service plan to limit camping in parts of Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 27, 2017

Today in New West news: study suggests some cattle grazing may help greater sage grouse, an update on Montana Water Artesian Company, and GREENbike vs. inversion.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 16, 2017

Today in New West news: chasing thunderbird art in Wyoming, Idaho wildlife plan approved, and Secretary Zinke finalizes controversial Utah coal lease.

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Western Chambers of Commerce Petition Gov To Start Outdoor REC Act Economic Study

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Numerous western chambers of commerce and local governments are petitioning the U.S. government to move forward with an Outdoor REC Act economic study.

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Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Interior Secretary

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior Department.

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