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New West Daily Roundup for Aug. 11, 2016

Today in New West news: California puts regional grid plan on hold, New York teens in Montana, and pumpkins in the Treasure Valley.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 13, 2016

Downtown Salt Lake City

Today in New West news: CNBC releases “Top States for Business” list, Harvard University sues Micron over patent, and Puget Sound to close two units at Colstrip.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 22, 2016

Today in New West news: federal judge strikes down federal fracking regulation, Montana Governor unveils plan for state’s “energy future,” and an update on the proposed Utah coal port.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 17, 2016

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 May 11, 2016

windmill, wind power, energy, clean power plan

Today in New West news: Utah split on Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) renewable energy proposal, Boulder City Council giddy over energy plan, and an update on Alpha Natural Resources.

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New West Daily Roundup for Feb. 9, 2016

National Bison Range

Today in New West news: ownership of National Bison Range could potentially change hands, an update on the Gold King Mine spill, and Rocky Mountain Power in hot water once more.

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Obama Administration Announces New Coal Lease Moratorium


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

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New West Daily Roundup for Dec. 23, 2015


Today in New West news: MT Gov. Steve Bullock sanctions bison moving between state and Yellowstone National Park, the marijuana industry’s thirst for (electrical) power, and whether the Utah Legislature is allowed to have “closed caucuses.”

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Biomass Energy Juggernaut Threatens Human and Forest Health

New legislation designated to encourage energy independence and less reliance on oil could backfire and indirectly create new pressures for massive forest destruction. Large scale commercial wood biomass energy poses a threat to our forest ecosystem, human health and will contribute to the production and release of even more global warming gases.

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Power Rates Go Up for Idahoans

Idahoans using electricity are soon going to see upcoming power bills rise. Idaho Power Company customers will pay more for power supply because the Idaho Public Utilities Commission last week approved the company’s application to apply a one-fourth of one-cent per kWh surcharge to pay for extra power supply costs not already covered in base rates. Because of a dry winter and spring, the water levels are low and the company’s hydroelectric dams can’t generate enough electricity to meet customer demand, so the power company has to get it from other sources.

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