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

http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_60b56145-867e-5a58-8204-e0af765856ec.html

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

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100319/NEWS01/3190315/1002/news01/EPA-shares-plans-for-mine-waste-by-Monarch

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

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_a90ee404-3314-11df-91ac-001cc4c002e0.html

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

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_3b7b4ef3-eac5-5af9-8e64-764bff1b6351.html

5.  Famous Utah dino quarry set to reopen—AP, LocalNews8.com 3/19/10

http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=12169106

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

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124815586

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017851/Fargo-floods-turn-farm-fields-into-sprawling-lakes.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017853/250-exotic-birds-die-in-blaze-at-Las-Vegas-sanctuary.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017768/Tooele-County-electric-line-appeal-hearing-postponed.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017553/Hogle-Zoo-frustrated-after-tests-fail-to-solve-mystery-of-zebras-deaths.html

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

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14699424

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

http://bozemandailychronicle.com/news/article_162b7612-3228-11df-925f-001cc4c03286.html

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

http://www.magicvalley.com/business/article_d9d9cf1b-46e6-5959-8144-99bb92e591f2.html

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

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_772571e2-d574-5229-a69c-4563609ab8af.html

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

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_67c77ec4-7306-5bf7-9441-0d59eaf43cac.html

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

http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_ed159df8-3235-11df-b0d8-001cc4c002e0.html

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

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2010/03/18/20100318arizona-coal-plant.html

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

http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_8d55ca7f-f79f-52b6-b6fe-c598772b02bd.html

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

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/03/18/25671.htm

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

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_14696578?source=email

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

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_14696638

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

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/green/2010/03/polls_were_less_worried_happie.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/business/energy-environment/19minireactor.html?adxnnl=1&ref=science&adxnnlx=1268997889-+rHmd3PUfY6+tKalpj0pPA

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

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/03/18/18greenwire-epa-begins-study-of-fracturings-effects-on-wat-76992.html

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/18/AR2010031803018.html

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

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124838082

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

http://www.canmoreleader.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2496037

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

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pine+beetle+epidemic+will+have+continent+wide+economic+impact+Wood+Markets+Group/2697580/story.html

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14697770

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017423/Ticked-off-pet-owners-may-get-help-from-EPA-in-making-flea-and-tick-products-safer.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017468/Research-monkey-deaths-in-Nevada-spur-calls-for-crackdown.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017538/Polar-bear-ban-defeated-at-UN-conservation-meeting.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017618/3-orphaned-bear-cubs-released-in-Nevada-wild.html

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14701488

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14704859

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14705878

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

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_f0c83cde-3231-11df-bd44-001cc4c002e0.html

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

http://www.trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5c3238fb-41df-506b-af71-ba114d32694c.html

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

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

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

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/03/17/1120291/house-looks-into-expanding-state.html

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

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-frog-habitat17-2010mar17,0,4738203.story

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

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-16-Tongass_N.htm

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

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2010-03-16-environment_N.htm

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

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/03/17/17climatewire-wyos-crash-program-to-develop-green-coal-18583.html?pagewanted=1&emc=eta1

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/us/18animal.html?ref=todayspaper

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

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/87277-poll-obamas-energy-environment-efforts-falls-short-of-expectations

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017065/Inspector-Too-much-gas-escapes-royalties.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017302/Mystery-of-dead-zebras-to-be-answered-at-Hogle-Zoo-Thursday.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017238/McCain-offers-guidelines-for-noise-at-Grand-Canyon.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017307/Springville-eyes-Forest-Service-land-2-again.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017064/Meetings-set-to-explain-groundwater-treatment-proposal.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017053/Sierra-Club-schoolchildren-lawmaker-urge-action-on-ozone-limits.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017246/Medvedev-Russia-must-tap-Arctic-resources.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017239/Japan-leading-charge-against-bluefin-ban.html

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017109/Renewable-Energy-Conference-set-March-27-at-SLCC.html

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

http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201003160505/NEWS01/100316002

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

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20100316/news01/3160326/Officials-brace-for-fire-season

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

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0316/Governors-prod-Washington-on-renewable-energy

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

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Canadian+lumber+production+cent/2690636/story.html

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14686382

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14685503

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

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14687398

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

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14687744

Commentary

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

http://www.trib.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_0004eda9-7e8e-5921-a097-80a8c5b543fa.html

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

http://www.azstarnet.com/news/opinion/article_ee5d4aa1-cf9e-5f6c-9941-a3fd81f64b3d.html

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

http://www.pnj.com/article/20100318/OPINION/3180303/Editorial-Politics-and-the-environment

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

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14703164

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

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017101/Climate-scientists-wrong-about-global-warming.html

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

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_14685541

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