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Colo. senator introduces Thompson Divide bill

March 27, 2013

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday introduced the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act, offering what the congressman's office termed a “middle-ground solution” to the hotly contested prospect of future gas drilling on the public lands southwest of Carbondale.

The bill would...

Montana to launch Arctic grayling recovery project on Big Hole River

March 25, 2013

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks hopes to aid the recovery of the Arctic grayling in the Upper Big Hole River beginning this spring.

The FWP’s recovery plan intends to improve the distribution of the fish in the upper Big Hole River near Jackson, as well as in two of the...

Hunting groups push to enter Wyoming wolf lawsuits

March 25, 2013

The National Rifle Association and Safari Club International are blaming wolves for bringing down the quality of big game hunting in northwestern Wyoming.

The hunting groups are now pushing to intervene in two lawsuits pending in federal courts in Washington, D.C., and Wyoming. The groups...

Public comment extended for Owyhee Wilderness Plan

March 25, 2013

At the request of the Owyhee County Commission, the Bureau of Land Management’s Boise and Twin Falls districts are extending the public comment period for the Draft Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Management Plan through May 31.

The Draft WMP addresses six wilderness areas and 16...

Settlement to remove wild mustangs from Wyo. grazing lands riles mustang advocates

March 25, 2013

For more than three decades, the Rock Springs Grazing Association had agreed to allow up to 500 wild horses to roam free among herds of cattle it grazes on a checkerboard of public and private lands in southwest Wyoming.

But as numbers swelled into the thousands, the horses degraded the...

High court to rule on Calif. forest plan challenge

March 22, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether environmental groups can challenge a federal government plan that has led to increased logging in California forests throughout the Sierra.

The plan was adopted in 2004 by President George W. Bush's administration for 11 national...

Critics question need for Colo. monument plan at time of budget cuts

March 22, 2013

A National Park Service retirees group is urging NPS to cancel planned public meetings to discuss what kinds of activities and events are suitable at the Colorado National Monument, questioning the motives and necessity of the effort at a time of deep budget cuts due to sequestration.

The...

Justices uphold EPA's policy on logging road runoff

March 22, 2013

The Supreme Court today upheld U.S. EPA's policy for regulating stormwater runoff on logging roads in the Pacific Northwest.

The 7-1 ruling in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center backed EPA's policy that logging roads are not industrial point-source pollution and consequently...

Enviros file federal suit over logging in Montana state forests

March 22, 2013

A 50-year permit for logging and development on Montana state forests faces a federal lawsuit from environmentalists who say the state won’t do enough to protect threatened grizzly bears or bull trout.

The Friends of the Wild Swan, Montana Environmental Information Center and Natural...

Enviros, industry gird for Senate amendments on pipeline, EPA regs, more

March 20, 2013

The Senate is preparing for a marathon series of votes on budget amendments this week, with Republicans expected to press for roll calls on measures aimed at approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, blocking U.S. EPA climate change rules, ending renewable energy tax credits and expanding oil...

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