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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 11, 2017

Today in New West news: more energy leases cancelled in Badger-Two Medicine area, Senator Tester meets with Zinke as Montana parties name tentative timeline for replacement candidates, Utah tourism in 2017, and Grand Junction-based medical firm raises $7.6M in funding.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 10, 2017

Today in New West news: Helena drops gender restriction rule, Utah Supreme Court to hear case involving Public Waters Access Act, and BLM seeks comment on Upper Green River Basin ozone nonattainment area.

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 15, 2016

Today in New West news: public lands at heart of constitutional debate in Wyoming, Utah Supreme Court to hear refinery case, and Aurora biotech firm raises $6M.

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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 1, 2016

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today in New West news: environmentalists to sue EPA over Utah’s air quality, Crow immersion camp in Montana, CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute receives large donation, and asset sale underway at Denver-based SM Energy Co.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 28, 2016

Downtown Denver

Today in New West news: Molson Coors shares tumble, Wyoming to research clean coal with Japan’s Coal Energy Center, and group of Utah doctors to sue “Diesel Brothers.”

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 14, 2016

Utah, Utah Legislature

Today in New West news: Utah Legislature gets poor evaluation over environmental record, Colorado wind power, and Boulder-based Foundry Group raising $500M in capital.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 16, 2016

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today in New West news: Colorado business leaders call for cleanup of Utah air, Montana hydro-electric power, Wyoming releases new energy plan amid mounting unemployment, and Oskar Blues buys Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing.

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Gorge Air: Many Pollution Sources, Small Steps Toward Cleaner Air

If there’s one thing more vital than commerce, more important than jobs, it’s air. And in the Columbia Gorge, the air is so-so; it’s cleaner than downtown Vegas, say researchers, but haze from dust and pollutants cloud the Gorge in winter and summer. The result is what one researcher calls "medium" quality air, though another has said Gorge air is "a very polluted soup." Slowly, jumping hurdles like a lack of significant funding, state environmental officials are piecing together the causes — and, eventually, potential solutions — in a study called "Causes of Haze in the Gorge," or "CaHaGo." CaHaGo research in conducted jointly by Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality and Washington’s Southwest Clean Air Agency, plus private contractors. Together, they’ve compiled a draft CaHaGo report (available for download), which they presented to the Gorge Commission last week....

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