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Parks' haze persists despite deadlines

January 19, 2011

More than 30 years after Congress set a goal of clearing the pollution-caused haze that obscures scenic vistas at some of America's wildest and most famous natural places, progress is still slow in coming.

Saturday marks the deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve...

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January 13, 2011

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'Fracking' planned for Bridger-Teton National Forest

January 10, 2011

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials may permit an energy company to use hydraulic fracturing to drill 136 wells in the Noble Basin area of the Wyoming Range before an EPA study determines whether the technique is safe.

The Bridger-Teton reached that conclusion in a draft...

Cutting, burning 50k acres of beetle-killed trees likely for Colo. county

January 13, 2011

A U.S. Forest Service plan to cut or burn vegetation on about 50,000 acres, about half of which is in Pitkin County, appeared to earn the support of county commissioners this week.

A roomful of Forest Service and Colorado Division of Wildlife officials met with commissioners to discuss...

USDA: Private landowners key to species' survival

January 11, 2011

At-risk wildlife species face increasing threats as private forest owners sell their lands to housing developers and invasive species and wildfires disrupt remaining habitat, according to a new Forest Service report.

Increased housing density near and on private forests is threatening...

County, groups sue USFS over Montana forest's management plan

January 10, 2011

Montana's Beaverhead County has joined a coalition of motorized access and other groups to sue the U.S. Forest Service over its revised management plan for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest that calls for more wilderness areas.

The county joined nearly 20 groups that include multiple use,...

Montana senator will reintroduce Forest Jobs, Recreation Act

January 4, 2011

Supporters of Sen. Jon Tester's logging/wilderness bill hope an earlier start this year will break a quarter-century stall in Montana lands policy.

Since it was first introduced in July 2009, Tester's bill has had three distinct versions. The initial offering called for 100,000 acres of...

In final hours, McCain objects to Reid package, ski area bill

December 23, 2010

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) this week blocked a package of 65 public lands bills pushed by Democratic leadership that included his own proposal to promote a land exchange in Arizona to allow a new copper mine.

The unanimous consent (UC) request from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-...

Arizona copper mine, N.M. wilderness may be part of omnibus bill

December 13, 2010

A national volcano alert system and language allowing a controversial Arizona copper mine could be among the final bills Congress approves this year.

The measures are two of the dozens of bills that Democrats may include in a massive omnibus that would create a host of new national parks...

EIS released on Wyoming Range drilling plan

December 13, 2010

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials released a draft environmental impact statement for proposed energy development. An environmental impact statement is the most stringent level of analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Conservation groups and sportsmen say they’re...

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