Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"Denver Gets Go-Ahead From EPA After Progress On Lead Pipes"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region, saying the local water utility’s approach for reducing lead levels is succeeding and making swift progress. It’s a recognition that cities can effectively address the lead pipe crisis if they try."

Source: AP, 12/02/2022

"Biden Promises Protections for Nevada’s Spirit Mountain"

"President Biden pledged Wednesday that he would preserve the Spirit Mountain area in southern Nevada, which contains some of the most biologically diverse and culturally significant lands in the Mojave Dese"

Source: NYTimes, 12/01/2022

"Biden To Honor Tribes With Nevada National Monument, His Biggest Yet"

"Tribes, environmentalists and many local officials support protecting nearly 450,000 acres around Spirit Mountain, but some developers warn it could hamper renewable energy projects".

Source: Washington Post, 11/30/2022

"In Nevada, A Tribe And A Toad Halt A Renewable Power Plant"

"An Adele song blasted from a stereo. Workers put up a fence near a massive heat exchanger and other equipment awaiting assembly here in the Nevada desert. After about a decade of grinding its way through the federal permitting process, Ormat, a geothermal company, was building a new power plant in Dixie Valley to produce renewable energy."

Source: Washington Post, 11/04/2022

ESA Inaction Spells Trouble for an Iconic Grassland Bird

The lesser prairie-chicken is in dire need of protection, but a decision on listing it under the Endangered Species Act is months overdue. Environmental reporter Mike Smith looks at the causes and potential consequences of the bureaucratic delay and muses on whether this unique bird will go the way of its even more imperiled relative, the Attwater’s prairie-chicken.

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November 4, 2022

SEJ Pre-Conference Happy Hour in Boise, Idaho

The Society of Environmental Journalists board of directors invites you to a happy hour event, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Lost Grove Brewing in Boise. Come meet and mingle with board members meeting in Boise ahead of SEJ's annual conference in April 2023. Guests welcome.

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"Biden Designates Colorado’s Camp Hale As His First National Monument"

"President Biden traveled to Colorado on Wednesday to designate a World War II-era military site as a national monument, using his executive powers to protect the historic landscape and delivering on a key priority for Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.) ahead of next month’s midterm elections."

Source: Washington Post, 10/13/2022
April 19, 2023 to April 23, 2023

#SEJ2023 Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho, April 19-23

Save the dates! SEJ's 32nd Annual Conference takes place in Boise, Idaho, April 19-23, 2023, hosted by Boise State University. Tour sneak peek and other information is coming soon! Keep up to date: sign up for conference info.

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