Roundup Friday March 19, 2010

The Roundup will be on hiatus Tuesday March 23 and Friday March 26.  Look for the next update Tuesday March 30!

1.  Tribes:  New snowmaking plan no better (Arizona)—Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun 3/19/10

2.  EPA shares plans for mine waste by Monarch (Montana)—Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune 3/19/10

3.  More winter park use urged (Yellowstone)—Brett French, The Billings Gazette 3/19/10

4.  Wyoming may modify ‘fracking’ rules—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 3/19/10

5.  Famous Utah dino quarry set to reopen—AP, 3/19/10

6.  Toxic ‘Factory’:  Industrial meat and the environment—Michael Schaub, NPR 3/19/10

7.  Fargo floods turn farm fields into sprawling lakes—John Flesher, AP, DN 3/19/10

8.  250 exotic birds die in blaze at Las Vegas sanctuary—AP, DN 3/19/10

9.  Tooele County electric line appeal hearing postponed—Amelia Nielson-Stowell, DN 3/19/10

10.  Hogle Zoo frustrated after tests fail to solve mystery of zebras’ deaths—Lynn Arave, DN 3/19/10

11.  Yellowstone has 3,000 bison, maybe more—AP, SLT 3/19/10

12.  Yellowstone bison, elk numbers steady this winter, park reports—Daniel Person, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 3/18/10

13.  Judge allows sugar beet planting to go forward (Idaho)—Cindy Snyder, Twin Falls Times-News 3/18/10

14.  With new bill, Simpson has EPA in his sights (Idaho)—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times News 3/18/10

15.  Park County wants more snowmobiles through East Gate (Yellowstone; Wyoming)—Ruffin Prevost, Casper Star-Tribune 3/18/10

16.  2nd phase of Montana Legacy Project puts 112k acres of forestland in public ownership—Rob Chaney, The Missoulian 3/18/10

17.  Arizona’s last new coal plant?—Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic 3/18/10

18.  Energy developers say sage grouse decision manageable—Nate Poppino, Twin Falls Times-News (Idaho) 3/18/10

19.  Oil firm demands leases in national forest (Wyoming)—Sonya Angelica Diehn, Courthouse News Service 3/18/10

20.  Report:  Mercury emissions rise at coal-fired power plants—Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers, The Denver Post 3/18/10

21.  From waste to green (CO2 removal from the air)—Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post 3/18/10

22.  Poll:  We’re less worried about environment than jobs—Tim Wheeler, B’More Green Blog, The Baltimore Sun 3/18/10

23.  Safety issues linger as nuclear reactors shrink in size—Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times 3/18/10

24.  EPA begins study of fracturing’s effects on water supplies—Katie Howell, Greenwire, The New York Times 3/18/10

25.  Climate change cited as Mont. leases suspended—Matthew Brown, AP, The Washington Post 3/18/10

26.  Farmers hurt by collapse of carbon credits market—Sarah McCammon, NPR 3/18/10

27.  New Canmore conservation initiative follows old path (Canada)—Hamish MacLean, The Canmore Leader 3/18/10

28.  Pine beetle epidemic will have continent-wide economic impact:  Report (Canada)—Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun 3/18/10

29.  Snake Valley water deal stalled for this year—Mark Havnes, SLT 3/18/10

30.  Ticked-off pet owners may get help from EPA in making flea and tick products safer—Matthew Daly, AP, DN 3/18/10

31.  Research-monkey deaths in Nevada spur calls for crackdown—Scott Sonner, AP, DN 3/18/10

32.  Polar bear ban defeated at UN conservation meeting—Michael Casey, AP, DN 3/18/10

33.  3 orphaned bear cubs released in Nevada wild—DN 3/18/10

34.  Zebra death mystery remains unsolved—Matthew D. LaPlante, SLT 3/18/10

35.  WVC wants UTA to delay rail designs for 5600 West—Maria Villasenor, SLT 3/18/10

36.  Pumping too much water is sinking Cedar Valley—Mark Havnes, SLT 3/18/10

37.  100 days in a 100-year-old park—Nancy Kimball, Daily Inter Lake (Montana) 3/17/10

38.  Potential oil play in eastern Wyoming excites industry—Dustin Bleizeffer, Casper Star-Tribune 3/17/10

39.  Power plant conversion bill cleared by panel (Colorado)—Charles Ashby, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 3/17/10

40.  House looks into expanding state control of land (Idaho)—AP, The Idaho Statesman 3/17/10

41.  1.6 million acres in 27 California counties set aside as frog habitat—Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times 3/17/10,0,4738203.story

42.  Alaskans fear for their way of life—Oren Dorell, USA Today 3/17/10

43.  Poll:  Worries about environment hit low—Wendy Koch, USA Today 3/17/10

44.  Wyo.’s crash program to develop ‘green’ coal—John J. Fialka, ClimateWire, The New York Times 3/17/10

45.  Animal abuse as clue to additional cruelties—Ian Urbina, The New York Times 3/17/10

46.  Poll:  Obama’s energy, environment efforts fall short of expectations—Ben Geman, The Hill 3/17/10

47.  Inspector:  Too much gas escapes royalties—Lee Davidson, DN 3/17/10

48.  Mystery of dead zebras to be answered at Hogle Zoo Thursday—Lynn Arave, DN 3/17/10

49.  McCain offers guidelines for noise at Grand Canyon—Felicia Fonseca, AP, DN 3/17/10

50.  Springville eyes Forest Service land-again—Rodger L. Hardy, DN 3/17/10

51.  Meetings set to explain groundwater treatment proposal—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/17/10

52.  Sierra Club, schoolchildren, lawmaker urge action on ozone limits—Amy Joi O’Donoghue, DN 3/17/10

53.  Medvedev:  Russia must tap Arctic resources—Vladimir Isachenkov, AP, DN 3/17/10

54.  Japan leading charge against Bluefin ban—Michael Casey, AP, DN 3/17/10

55.  Renewable Energy Conference set March 27 at SLCC—DN 3/17/10

56.  Report urges agency to steer clear of roadless areas in beetle battle (Colorado)—Bobby MaGill, The Coloradoan 3/16/10

57.  Officials brace for fire season—Brian Ahern, St. George Spectrum 3/16/10

58.  Governors prod Washington on renewable energy—Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor 3/16/10

59.  Canadian lumber production off by 40 percent—Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun 3/16/10

60.  Students, Sierra Club advocate for cleaner air—Judy Fahys, SLT 3/16/10

61.  Bogus bidder’s jury trial set for June—Patty Henetz, SLT 3/16/10

62.  FBI searches Salt Lake City home of animal rights supporter—Nate Carlisle, SLT 3/16/10

63.  Cool keeper law would heat up program—Steven Oberbeck, SLT 3/16/10


64.  Don’t blame wolves for elk hunting woes—Editorial, Casper Star-Tribune 3/19/10

65.  Let’s build renewable-power facilities on state’s ‘wastelands’—U.S. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, The Arizona Daily Star 3/18/10

66.  Politics and the environment (Florida)—Editorial, The Pensacola News Journal 3/18/10

67.  Energy efficiency—Editorial, SLT 3/18/10

68.  Climate scientists wrong about global warming—Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, DN 3/17/10

69.  EnergySolutions:  N-power revival is right policy—Val Christensen, CEO EnergySolutions, SLT 3/16/10


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