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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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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 24, 2016

Grand Tetons

Today in New West news: environmental groups sue to put hunting on hold in Grand Teton inholdings, funding cuts hit Montana Forest Service, and CoorsTek to build new facility in Golden, CO.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan 6., 2016

Sage grouse, greater sage grouse

Today in New West news: an update on the greater sage grouse, hearing planned for proposed coal-to-liquid plant in Utah, and Idaho’s Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.

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Pity the Poor Sage Grouse, A Symbol of the Times

Sage grouse, greater sage grouse

In the end, it’s not about the sage grouse, a rather modest little fowl that lives amongst sagebrush throughout the western United States. Instead, the continuing political battle over the sage grouse’s potential endangered listing is a symbolic clash all too common in the New West: environmental protections versus economic growth.

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