Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Emission Controls Reduce Mercury Pollution, Study Finds"

"Emission controls required on out-of-state power plants have yielded big reductions in mercury pollution in Western Maryland's air, a study has found. So far, however, the state's fish remain as contaminated with the toxic chemical as ever, researchers say."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 12/09/2015

Native Americans Oppose Stripping Protection From Yellowstone Grizzlies

"SALMON, Idaho -- Native American tribes on Wednesday called for the U.S. government to halt plans to strip grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone of Endangered Species Act protection because it would open the way for trophy hunting in Idaho and two other states bordering the national park."

Source: Reuters, 11/12/2015

"Federal Judge Tosses Out BLM Approval of Nev.'s Largest Project"

"A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out the Obama administration's approval of what was projected to be the Silver State's largest wind power project, ruling that the Interior Department did not properly evaluate potential impacts to golden eagles and Mojave Desert tortoises."

Source: Greenwire, 11/05/2015


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