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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 Dec. 8, 2016

Today in New West news: proposed net-metering rule causes solar spike in Utah, racial slur drawn on Idaho Black History Museum, a twist in the Idaho wild salmon conversation, and Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Technologies.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 4, 2016

Today in New West news: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could delist Yellowstone grizzly bears by next year, Utah lawmakers reject bill to raise minimum wage, and Wyoming energy in 2016.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 11, 2016

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Today in New West news: shareholders sue Chipotle, Idaho 2020’s mission for the Gem State, an update on former MT Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, and Utah’s coyote bounty system under fire.

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New West Daily Roundup for Sept. 30, 2015

Sage grouse, greater sage grouse

Today’s New West news: mining may be banned on 10 million acres of sage grouse habitat, Denver-based Frontier Airlines soars into the top-five most profitable airlines in the U.S, Salt Lake International Airport will receive a revamp, Utah may be ahead of the pack on incoming emission regulations, a Boulder-based aerospace team claims a bit of credit for the recent ...

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Pombo, Green Anger and the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is like a wolf, one of the species it strives to save. Wherever the Act goes, controversy follows. In fact, is there an environmental law on the books more controversial? I doubt it. Now, even before the January changing of the guard, the Blue Congress is sending out positive signs that the approach to the ESA will change -- and change for the good. During the Red Congress recently sent home to lick its wounds, enviros barely fought back many attempts to “revise” or “modernize” the ESA. But no more. Now, Congress will concentrate on overseeing the law to make sure agencies implement it as intended by its authors.

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UM Faculty Members Rally For Endangered Species Act

Three University of Montana faculty members held a press conference in front of University Hall today to rally support for the embattled Endangered Species Act. They drew a sparse crowd on a warm, rather-be-playing-frisbee Friday, but their message was clear: The ESA has been successful in rehabilitating many species, and can save more if it remains intact.

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Sierra Club Submits 25,000 Comments Opposing Grizzly Delistment

The Sierra Club announced Thursday the submission of 25,000 public comments opposing the federal government's plan to take Yellowstone grizzlies off of the Endangered Species list in a press conference at the University of Montana. The Sierra Club’s grizzly project manager Heidi Godwin was joined by bear researchers Chuck Jonkel and Margot Higgins, as well as a furry bear mascot, to explain why it is too early to de-list the bears. The speakers said that while the rise of the Yellowstone grizzly population is promising, more needs to be done to expand habitat and sustain the species.

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Rep. Rehberg Reborn As Science Advocate

By Steve Eshbaugh Denny Rehberg’s recent piece in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, lauding his own vote for the Threatened and Endangered Species Act (TESRA) in place of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was certainly a very intriguing piece of writing. Let’s put aside the argument of the value of the ESA and look at the arguments Rehberg offers for gutting this cornerstone piece of environmental legislation. Mr. Rehberg states in his piece that “After months of review, real scientists at the prestigious National Academy of Sciences…”? say the actions taken to protect the shortnose sucker fish in Oregon were unnecessary. He later posits, “What ever happened to sound science and peer review?”? Suddenly we have a strong advocate for the National Academies of Science and peer review in the House of Representatives. Hooray! But wait a minute. Has there been a sudden change of heart in our brilliant representative?

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