Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

"AP Exclusive: Wyoming Got EPA To Delay Frack Finding"

"CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination, giving state officials -- whom the EPA had privately briefed on the study -- time to attempt to debunk the finding before it rocked the oil and gas industry more than a month later, an investigation by The Associated Press has found."

Source: AP, 05/09/2012

"ID Wolf Shooting Triggers Call for Firing of Forest Service Employee"

"BOISE, Idaho -- It takes a lot to shock and sicken seasoned wildlife advocates, but the deliberate torture and shooting of a trapped wolf in northern Idaho by an employee of the U.S. Forest Service has. The incident in mid-March has triggered calls for both federal and state investigations leading to dismissal of the employee involved."

Source: ENS, 04/05/2012
April 13, 2012

DEADLINE: National Center for Atmospheric Research Journalism Fellowship

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites applications for its fifth annual NCAR Journalism Fellowship, which runs from July 16-20, 2012. The NCAR Journalism Fellowship provides journalists with an opportunity to deepen their understanding and expertise on atmospheric and Earth system sciences. Application deadline is April 13, 2012.



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