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Utah State Government shows its true colors on public lands-

A month ago 20 protesters made a camp near PR Springs, high (8000 feet) on the Tavaput Plateau in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah.

This is oil shale country
For almost a century developers have been trying to figure how to extract the [...]

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This morning I came across an editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that was obviously written by someone who knows next to nothing about sage grouse.  As most of you know, editorials are articles written by the news editors of their respective papers that express the opinion of the newspaper.  They are often unsigned. [...]

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What do you do when transport company is breaking federal law with state protection to haul giant machinery through Idaho to tar sands hell?

It seems as though the Idaho and Montana state governments are [...]

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Tribal leaders shoved aside by police leading the megaloads upriver-

It was thought the megaloads issue on U.S Highway 12 across north central Idaho was finally settled by Federal Judge Lynn Winmill. Early this year he wrote a decision that the U.S. [...]

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Orofino, Idaho. The Clearwater National Forest has denied  the use of U.S. Highway 12 along the famed Lochsa River for the transport of megaloads bound for what some call the “tar sands hell” of south central Alberta.

While the bulk of this battle was successfully fought [...]

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Leaks and spills of Canadian oil are happening now at a critical time-

Back in 1989, all the political gears and levers were greased with money and Astroturf public opinion to approve leasing the National Arctic Wildlilfe Refuge for Oil Drilling.  Today we seem to be at a similar juncture.

In 1989 the political players [...]

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After years of talk, action-

The Wildlife News, like other local and even national media, has reported frequently about the beauty and the threat to the lengthy  biannual pronghorn migration route from Jackson Hole to the Wyoming high desert and back.

It’s not like nothing was done to conserve this threatened spectacle, it’s that nothing [...]

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Did non-violent protest work here?

The news is that Tim de Christopher is getting out of a California federal prison a bit early, after 18 months instead of 2 years.  He will serve out the last 6 months in a Salt Lake City halfway house.  Presumably there in work release they will try to have [...]

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Talk about the need for a presidential candidate science debate leads somewhere-

Back in 2008 there was mounting concern that science had always been left out of the presidential debates. This concern led to efforts to demand presidential candidates discuss these issues. Soon there was the formation of Science Debate 2008. This group, small at [...]

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Oh, the many effects of extracting the world’s dirtiest oil!

Despite the huge PR offensive by big oil, Alberta, and Canada’s right wing government, it is hard to overwhelm the public into thinking digging big holes to get out the bitumen is a great idea. Scientists, bloggers, conservation groups, and even segments of the Democratic [...]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey