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Forest Service to study Utah ski area expansion

April 13, 2011

The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to conduct detailed environmental studies of Snowbird’s proposal to expand operations on the resort’s American Fork side, an area that would be accessed by a new tram from Hidden Peak to the ridge between American Fork Twin Peaks.

Brian Ferebee,...

Budget bill leaves 'wild lands' high and dry

April 12, 2011

The budget deal prohibits the Obama administration from spending federal funds on its proposed Wild Lands initiative.

Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson authored the provision to stop the Bureau of Land Management from carrying out its inventory of public lands with wilderness...

BLM hears both sides at Utah protest on road closures

April 12, 2011

Recapture Canyon is on the outskirts of Blanding and was open to cross-country motorized travel in 2005 when two Blanding men improved a seven-mile trail by adding hillside rock shoulders, fill dirt and pipe culverts to channel springs and runoff.

They did it without a permit and this...

Video of national public forum on Forest Service Planning Rule now available

April 7, 2011

Last month, the Forest Service held a national public forum on the proposed planning rule in Washington, DC. Natural Resources Law Center director, Mark Squillace, was there and has incorporated the comments and questions raised at the forum in...

GOP riders to budget bill address 5 environmental issues

April 7, 2011

House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it...

Climate change critic's study of data confirms results

April 7, 2011

A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus on global warming is finding that its data-crunching effort is producing results nearly identical to those underlying the prevailing view.

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project...

Multitude of species face climate threat

April 7, 2011

Over the past 540 million years, life on Earth has passed through five great mass extinctions. In each of those catastrophes, an estimated 75 percent or more of all species disappeared in a few million years or less.

For decades, scientists have warned that humans may be ushering in a...

Colorado parks-wildlife bill clears panel

April 6, 2011

A proposal to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks into a single entity overcame its first hurdle last week when the Agriculture Committee voted unanimously to advance the measure to the full Senate.

Proponents said that the plan to unite the two agencies as...

Three large timber projects move ahead in Montana

April 4, 2011

Contrary to an early report that suggested three forest management projects were being abandoned along with an appeal of a court decision that blocked them, the Kootenai National Forest intends to proceed with the projects after they go through a supplemental environmental analysis.
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Have an idea for improving NEPA? CEQ wants to hear it

March 31, 2011

Call it the "American Idol" of government efficiency.

The Council on Environmental Quality announced today that it was accepting nominations from the public and federal agencies for projects that will increase the efficiency of environmental reviews conducted under the National...

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