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Kempthorne taking a hard look at changes to ESA

January 26, 2007
The Bush administration is actively considering regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act but has not made any final decisions, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said today.  "We want to see if there are some possibility for improvements," said Kempthorne, adding that...

USFS to study public input on potential...

January 26, 2007
In response to negative media attention and congressional inquiries, the Forest Service today announced it would take two months to review and improve public participation in studies to determine whether or not to close campgrounds and recreation sites nationwide.  A national review team will...

Blackfoot plan balances diverse goals, from...

January 26, 2007
A wildly diverse group thinks it can change the way the woods work, and on Wednesday unveiled its private plan for public forests near Seeley Lake. “This landscape-level proposal recognizes that the Blackfoot Valley is a unique ecosystem,” said Gordy Sanders of Pyramid Mountain Lumber...

CEOs, enviros issue joint plea for global warming...

January 23, 2007
CEOs from DuPont, Alcoa, General Electric, Duke Energy and six other corporations joined two large environmental groups yesterday in urging Congress to pass global warming legislation that curbs greenhouse gas emissions over the next 50 years. The U.S. Climate Action Partnership is calling for...

Bush signs order broadening regulatory oversight...

January 19, 2007
President Bush signed an executive order yesterday granting political appointees oversight over agencies' regulatory agendas. The order would give the Office of Management and Budget new power to question, delay or alter federal guidance documents on topics ranging from traffic safety to global...

Alternative power could open new avenue for...

January 18, 2007
Since its shift from pilot program to federal tool for forest management in 2003, stewardship contracting has been slow to pick up much momentum. As a means to manage forests at a minimal cost and with maximum public involvement, contractors continue to have mixed feelings over whether the exchange...

Labor unions to join forces with conservative...

January 16, 2007
A Republican-leaning conservationist coalition is joining with 20 labor unions to lobby for increased federal funding for protecting habitat while guaranteeing access for hunters and fishermen. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the labor unions, representing nearly 5 million...

Retiring USFS chief warns about impact of climate...

January 12, 2007
Forest Service chief Dale Bosworth announced his retirement today after nearly six years at the position. He will be replaced by the Northern Region forester, Abigail Kimbell. Kimbell, who has overseen lands in Montana, North Dakota and parts of Idaho and South Dakota since December 2003, will be...

Bill would designate Ariz.'s Fossil Creek as...

January 11, 2007
 Arizona's Fossil Creek would gain environmental protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act under legislation introduced this week by Arizona Republican lawmakers. H.R. 199, introduced by Sen. John McCain and Rep. Rick Renzi and cosponsored by Sen. Jon Kyl, would designate Fossil...

Supreme Court won't hear appeal of Montana...

January 8, 2007
 The Supreme Court declined today to accept an appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling in a case questioning how much scientific review is necessary for logging projects in national forests. The high court rejected a request for a writ of certiorari by a group of Montana counties, school districts, the...
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