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Look West 9.1.15

Wildfires rage across the West, and are now larger and more destructive.

NPR, Climate Central

Clashes about shooting on public lands have “hit the spotlight” in Colorado.

Denver Post

Ad campaign launched to pressure Senators to reject lifting ban on crude oil exports.

Houston Chronicle

Fight to save the sage grouse touches all corners of the West.


Low crude oil prices are putting pressure on banks to classify some oil and gas loans as troubled assets.

Financial Times

CEO of Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau: “Let’s make sure…scenic desert lands are protected.”

Desert Sun

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In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast (subscribe on iTunes or Google Play), we look at the environmental cost if President Trump’s dream of a “great wall” along the U.S-Mexico border becomes a reality. WstrnPriorities photo
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Automatic sequestration cuts triggered by the tax bill would eliminate all mineral leasing payments to states.
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Secretary Zinke’s wife played a key role in his official event and travel planning, "caused headaches for Interior staff," records show
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New via @amprog: Tax bills would eliminate all oil, gas, and coal payments to Western states and Alaska. States could lose $1.3 billion a year. WstrnPriorities photo


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October 27th, 2017

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October 27th, 2017