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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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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 2, 2017

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Today in New West news: federal lands drive economic growth in rural counties, Bullock sets date for special election, and CO senator speaks out against Attorney General over pot.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 23, 2017

cheyenne wyoming capitol by Ken Lund flickr

Today in New West news: Wyoming Senate president “kills” amendment for lands transfer, Berkeley Pit nearing critical capacity, and University of Denver delays “divest” decision.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 29, 2016

wyoming oil and gas

Today in New West news: U.S. plans to “speed up” drilling permits on federal/Indian lands, Chipotle’s entering the burger business, Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems launches hiring spree, and Cleverywhere launches dual headquarters in Salt Lake City, New York.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 17, 2016

the colorado river utah Moab_by Corey Burger_Flickr

Today in New West news: an update on the Utah lands lawsuit, MSU professor to be honored in Boston next month for renewable energy research, and Montana-based fast-casual Brazilian restaurant eyes Colorado.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 27, 2016

Boise, Idaho

Today in New West news: craft beer in the Treasure Valley, federal land bills before Senate subcommittee (including one about Owyhee wildernesses), and medical marijuana in Utah.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 31, 2016

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Today in New West news: bison operations cease in Yellowstone, environmental group prepared to sue Colorado Springs Utilities, and new laws and vetoes from Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 15, 2016

Helena MT Capitol at Sunruse by Jimmy Emerson_DVM Flickr

Today in New West news: January unemployment rates in Colorado and Montana, public lands in Idaho, and new theater set to open in downtown Salt Lake City.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 11, 2016

wind power, wind turbines, clean power plan

Today in New West news: Supreme Court halts implementation of Clean Power Plan, Colorado marijuana sales nearly crest at $1 billion for 2015, and one Idaho legislator wants to give counties the power to designate “nuisance” lands.

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Obama Administration Announces New Coal Lease Moratorium

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Today, the Obama administration announced a moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land.

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