Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

October 13, 2016 to October 15, 2016

4th Annual SHIFT Festival

SHIFT 2016, in Jackson Hole, WY, will focus on three main topics: the public land transfer movement; funding for public lands; and next-generation engagement and cultural relevancy.

Visibility: 
Topics on the Beat: 

"River Fouled By Mine Waste in Colorado Reopens for Recreation"

"A stretch of river fouled by toxic waste from an abandoned gold mine in southwestern Colorado last week was reopened to kayaking and rafting on Friday while water from river-fed irrigation canals was deemed safe for crops and livestock."

Source: Reuters, 08/17/2015

Lustgarten Says Data on Who Gets Ag Subsidies Is Rare as Hens' Teeth

Abrahm Lustgarten (left) wrote a nine-part series delving into farm subsidies and water policy. But his efforts to get the actual names of farm subsidy recipients or individual water users were largely thwarted. Read how info flows less quickly to the public than money and water flow to farmers in SPJ's FOI blog. Photo credit: Lars Klove.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Topics on the Beat: 
Visibility: 

Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho "Ag-Gag" Law as Unconstitutional

"The facts show the state's purpose in enacting the statute was to protect industrial animal agriculture by silencing its critics," district Judge B. Lynn Winmill wrote. Sometimes investigative journalists need to go undercover. And sometimes muckraking journalists need undercover whistleblowers to tip them to abuses.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Visibility: 

Conservationists Declare Victory as Idaho Halts Controversial Wolf Kill

"Conservationists declared victory on Wednesday in a legal battle over Idaho's systematic killing of wolves in a national wilderness area after the state notified federal land managers it did not intend to reinstate a controversial kill program."

Source: Reuters, 08/06/2015

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)