Roundup Friday February 19, 2010

1.  Beleaguered US to blow up its chemical stockpiles—Jeffrey McMurray, AP, SLT 2/19/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14433041

2.  2 new national monuments in Utah? —Lee Davidson, Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010372/2-new-national-monuments-in-Utah.html

3.  Turning garbage into garb:  Fashion show features outfits crafted from recycled materials—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010373/Turning-garbage-into-garb-Fashion-show-features-outfits-crafted-from-recycled-materials.html

4.  Utah Legislature:  Bill challenges EPA on natural gas vehicle kits—Laura Hancock, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010541/Utah-Legislature-Bill-challenges-EPA-on-natural-gas-vehicle-kits.html

5.  Utah legislature:  Review of air quality division is sought—Laura Hancock, Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010428/Utah-Legislature-Review-of-air-quality-division-is-sought.html

5a.  Senate moves to overhaul retirement, possible monument designations—Jenny Brundin, KUER News 2/19/10

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuer/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1614109/KUER.Local.News/Senate.Moves.to.Overhaul.Retirement..Possible.Monument.Designations

6.  Potential plan for lands spark opposition (Montana)—Ledyard King, Great Falls Tribune 2/19/10

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100219/NEWS01/2190327/1002/Potential-plan-for-lands-sparks-opposition

7.  Farmers, others to assess economic potential for Treasure Valley food—Bethann Stewart, Idaho Statesman 2/19/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/1086468.html

8.  Firms report using diesel in fracing—Katie Burford, The Durango Herald (Colorado) 2/19/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2010/02/19/Firms_report_using_diesel_in_fracing/

9.  Oregon, California sign deal aimed at ending Klamath water wars—Scott Learn, The Oregonian 2/18/10

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/02/oregon_california_sign_deal_ai.html

10.  Special status possible for Colorado sites—Gary Harmon, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 2/19/10

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/special_status_possible_for_co/

11.  “Father” of environmental justice to speak, February 24th—Drew University, The Alternative Press.com 2/19/10

http://thealternativepress.com/article.asp?news=10235&Father-of-Environmental-Justice-to-Speak,-February-24th

12.  Federal government to lift restrictions on guns in national parks—Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post 2/19/10

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/18/AR2010021805124.html

13.  Halliburton secret spurs investigation into gas-drilling practices—Jonathan Hiskes, Grist.org 2/19/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-19-halliburton-secret-spurs-investigation-into-gas-drilling-practic/

14.  Obama rebukes climate skeptics—Agence France-Presse, Grist.org 2/19/10

http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-19-obama-rebukes-climate-skeptics/

15.  Energy, environment on table in D.C.—Sheldon Alberts, Canwest News Service, The Alberta Gazette (Canada) 2/19/10

http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Energy+environment+table/2584465/story.html

16.  Australia threatens legal action over Japanese whaling—Justin McCurry, The Guardian (UK) 2/19/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/19/australia-japan-whaling-lawsuit-theat

17.  Australia uses cat food in fight against cane toads—AP, The Guardian (UK) 2/19/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/19/australia-cat-food-cane-toad

18.  How genes interact with their environment to raise disease risk—One India 2/19/10

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/02/19/howgenes-interact-with-their-environment-to-raise-diseaser.html

19.  Kane sues for ownership of 46 roads—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14429683

20.  Two more monuments planned in Utah? —Thomas Burr, SLT 2/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14426730

21.  Rodent poison faces tougher new rules—Judy Fahys, SLT 2/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/portal/news/ci_14431305?_loopback=1

22.  Clear-eyed smog:  Salt Lake’s ‘red days’ give local artists fresh, creative air—Ben Fulton, SLT 2/18/10

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14420885

23.  Utah’s water storage low, federal researcher says—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 2/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010460/Utahs-water-storage-low-federal-researcher-says.html

24.  U.N. climate chief quits, leaves talks hanging—Arthur Max, AP, DN 2/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010337/UN-climate-chief-quits-leaves-talks-hanging.html

25.  EPA’s findings on greenhouse gases challenged—AP, DN 2/18/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010264/EPAs-findings-on-greenhouse-gases-challenged.html

26.  Critics of secret BLM meetings share diverse backgrounds, conflicting interests (Montana)—Ruffin Prevost, The Billings Gazette 2/18/10

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_8eccd140-1ce5-11df-8058-001cc4c03286.html

27.  BLM approves expansion of northeast Nevada mine—AP, San Jose Mercury News 2/18/10

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_14427529?nclick_check=1

28.  Costs to close parks eat into state savings (Arizona)-Casey Newton, The Arizona Republic 2/18/10

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/02/18/20100218closing-arizona-state-parks.html

29.  Court halts timber industry suit in Alaska—AP, Los Angeles Times 2/18/10

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-na-tongass18-2010feb18,0,1217541.story

30.  Road salt an environmental concern for plowed snow (Maryland)—Alex Dominguez, AP, The Annapolis Capital 2/18/10

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/env/2010/02/18-16/Road-salt-an-environmental-concern-for-plowed-snow.html

31.  Report:  Food safety shouldn’t marr environment—AP, San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/10

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/18/state/n160309S44.DTL&type=health

32.  Groups fight SDG&E for Rams & Butterflies—Elizabeth Banicki, Courthouse News Service 2/18/10

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/02/18/24796.htm

33.  Obama eyes western land for national monuments, angering some—William La Jeunesse, FoxNews.com 2/18/10

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/18/obama-eyeing-millions-wild-acres-national-monuments/

34.  Garrett’s woes deepen with solar panel warning—Sabra Lane, ABC News 2/18/10

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/18/2824043.htm?section=justin

35.  Top UN climate official resigning—Arthur Max, AP, Salon.com 218/10

http://www.salon.com/tech/2010/02/18/climate_de_boer_quits/index.html?source=newsletter

36.  US House committee probes natgas drilling practice—Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters 2/18/10

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1819819920100219

37.  Factbox:  Shale gas stirs energy hopes, environment concerns—Reuters 2/18/10

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61H6PY20100218

38.  Shell innovation unlocks oil sands (British Colombia)—Brian Burton, The Vancouver Sun 2/18/10

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/shell/Shell+innovation+unlocks+sands/2500475/story.html

39.  Deep-sea trawling is destroying coral reefs and pristine marine habitats—Ian Sample, The Guardian (UK) 2/18/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/feb/18/deep-sea-trawling-coral-reefs

40.  Who’s gonna save me? (Australia)—Jennifer Hewitt, The Australian 2/18/10

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/whos-gonna-save-me/story-e6frg9px-1225831536476

41.  Farmland conservation bill stalls—Dawn House, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14421177

42.  Yellowstone wolf numbers down in 2009—AP, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14416485

43.  Morgan County is Utah’s healthiest; Carbon is worst—Heather May, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14415621

44.  Committee approves animal shelter bill—Tony Semerad, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14419572

45.  Utah water-sharing bill advances—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14418315

46.  Anti-pollution resolution clears House on wide vote—Trent Lowe, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14419961

47.  Feds snub Sugar House streetcar—Derek P. Jensen, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14419119

48.  Bogus bidder’s trial pushed back—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14418429

49.  Utah County landfill workers sickened by mystery substance—Bob Mims, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14418891

50.  SUWA now part of oil lease lawsuit—Patty Henetz, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14421963

51.  Animal rights group suits settled—Jason Bergreen, SLT 2/17/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14422255

52.  Volunteers needed to mark boundaries of new Zion wilderness—DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010124/Volunteers-needed-to-mark-boundaries-of-new-Zion-Wilderness.html

53.  Visitor center construction at Dinosaur National Monument to start next month—DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010138/Visitor-center-construction-at-Dinosaur-National-Monument-to-start-next-month.html

54.  Environmentalists say coal plant needs to reduce emissions in Four Corners area—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010212/Environmentalists-say-coal-plant-needs-to-reduce-emissions-in-Four-Corners-area.html

55.  Sugar House streetcar project not selected for federal funding—Aaron Falk, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010097/Sugar-House-streetcar-project-not-selected-for-federal-funding.html

56.  Utah Legislature:  ‘Priority’ water use is target of HB231—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010112/Utah-Legislature-Priority-water-use-is-target-of-HB231.html

57.  Tim DeChristopher’s trial in bogus BLM bidding is delayed—Emiley Morgan, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010029/Tim-DeChristophers-trial-in-bogus-BLM-bidding-is-delayed.html

58.  Report on Marines’ water omitted cancer chemical—Kevin Maurer, AP, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010183/Report-on-Marines-water-omitted-cancer-chemical.html

59.  Texas challenging EPA’s finding on greenhouse gas—John McFarland, AP, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010018/Texas-challenging-EPAs-finding-on-greenhouse-gas.html

60.  Industry loses lawsuit over Alaska forest logging—Matthew Daly, AP, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010151/Industry-loses-lawsuit-over-Alaska-forest-logging.html

61.  Obama powers up funding for new nuclear power plant—Julie Pace, AP, DN 2/17/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009976/Obama-powers-up-funding-for-new-nuclear-power-plant.html

62.  Downtown Boise streetcar project fails to get stimulus funds—Cynthia Sewell, The Idaho Statesman 2/17/10

http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/1083613.html

63.  F&G to get tough on wolves (Idaho)—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times News 2/17/10

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_790f64eb-54b9-5dfd-bfe4-b8e454a26f83.html

64.  Bull trout protections up for public review before FWS habitat designation (Montana)—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 2/17/10

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_c01fb816-1b87-11df-9530-001cc4c002e0.html

65.  Pipeline comments pour in (Wyoming)—Jeff Gearino, Casper Star-Tribune 2/17/10

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_dfefba11-f39e-5d47-a365-65f5c0860bd9.html

66.  Coal debate elicits passion, outbursts (Montana)—Mike Dennison, The Helena Independent Record 2/17/10

http://www.helenair.com/news/local/state-and-regional/article_fdf0a0f8-1b8f-11df-a9a8-001cc4c03286.html

67.  BLM looks to Audubon to map sage grouse habitat—Mead Gruver, AP, The Seattle Times 2/17/10

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011101036_apwysagegrousemapping.html

68.  Texas challenges EPA ruling on greenhouse gas threat—James Drew, The Dallas Morning News 2/17/10

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/washington/stories/DN-epasuit_17tex.ART.State.Edition2.4bb1e87.html

69.  TVA ash spill cleanup of Emory River is 70 percent done—Anne Paine, The Tennessean 2/17/10

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100217/NEWS0201/2170379/1009/NEWS01

70.  Bitterroot snowpack lowest in Montana—Will Moss, Ravalli Republic

http://www.ravallirepublic.com/articles/2010/02/17/news/news17.txt

71.  Mudslides bury California, East gets record snow and Idaho suffers through dry winter—Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman 2/17/0

http://www.idahostatesman.com/eyepiece/story/1083186.html

72.  Protection decision near for sage grouse (Colorado)—Dennis Webb, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 2/17/10

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/protection_decision_near_for_s/

73.  Lawmakers in house OK rafting bill (Colorado)—Joe Hanel, The Durango Herald 2/17/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2010/02/17/Lawmakers_in_House_OK_rafting_bill/

74.  Retirees trade work for rent at cash-poor parks—Kirk Johnson, The New York Times 2/17/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/us/18campers.html?ref=todayspaper

75.  Environmental advocates are cooling on Obama—John M. Broder, The New York Times 2/17/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/science/earth/18enviros.html?ref=todayspaper

76.  Alberta grizzly population “shockingly” low—Tanya Foubert, Rocky Mountain Outlook 2/17/10

http://www.albertalocalnews.com/rockymountainoutlook/news/84667127.html?period=W&mpStartDate=02-11-2010&

77.  Oil deal ‘damaging for Uganda environment’—BBC News 2/17/10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8520005.stm

78.  iPhone app pitches climate change science against skepticism—Leo Hickman, The Guardian (UK) 2/17/10

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/feb/17/iphone-app-climate-change

79.  State approves plan for island’s bighorn sheep—AP, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14409789

80.  Senate panel OKs bill converting cars to natural gas—Brandon Loomis, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14412420

81.  Green schools resolution advances—Cathy McKitrick, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14412590

82.  Snow geese festival near Delta is free—Mark Havnes, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14412959

83.  Architect shares aquarium vision—Rosemary Winters, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14414557

84.  Cedar City gives green light to transit study—DN 2/16/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009889/Cedar-City-gives-green-light-to-transit-study.html

85.  US supports new nuclear reactors in Georgia—Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times 2/16/10

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/17/business/energy-environment/17nukes.html?adxnnl=1&ref=todayspaper&adxnnlx=1266616834-dAScjLhLq3u0PbhPNTMFSw

Commentary

86.  Global-warming skepticism—Editorial, Chicago Tribune, DN 2/19/10

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700010491/Global-warming-skepticism.html

87.  Fire sale:  Latest Otter Creek vote creates dirty double standard—George Ochenski, Missoula Independent 2/18/10

http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/fire-sale/Content?oid=1227039

88.  Nuclear power must be part of energy strategy—Editorial, The Denver Post 2/18/10

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_14421213

89.  Air Quality:  Request to clean up Four Corners timely—Editorial, The Durango Herald 2/18/10

http://durangoherald.com/sections/Opinion/2010/02/18/Air_quality/

90.  Re-open case for catastrophic climate change—Rich Lowry, National Review, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14410943

91.  Indian tribes overturn a house of thieves—Paul Vandevelder, Writers on the Range, SLT 2/16/10

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14410946

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