The Bureau of Reclamation announced on June 18, 2007, its preferred management option for the Colorado River basin during drought conditions.
Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)
The public comment period for a long-delayed EIS draft designating energy corridors in 11 Western states is open.
An extensive report on the growing threats posed to the Colorado River system by climate change, drought, and increasing population is scheduled to be released Feb. 21, 2007.
The Dept. of Interior released its final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for geothermal energy on Oct. 22, 2008
The results of a 6-year study of more than 150 contaminants in representative western US national parks are expected to be released shortly.
As of Oct. 2, 2007, NOAA and EPA are making daily local forecasts of ground level ozone for the entire contiguous U.S. The latest upgrade adds forecast information for 11 Western states, and improves forecasting for 6 others.
In the past few years, there have been several instances in which disturbance of sites containing naturally-occurring asbestos, via construction or other land use changes, has posed a potential health threat. As one tool for reducing such problems, on March 13, 2008, USGS released its fourth in a series of reports on US sites with naturally-occurring asbestos, covering 121 locations in AZ, NV, and UT.
Great Falls, Montana, wouldn't let its citizens know details of its contracts with a utility. But a judge stopped that.
Who are the "American Energy Alliance" — and what does Burson-Marsteller think they need to hide about funding from major oil, utility, and business lobbies?