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Look West 3.29.16

7 million Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes in 2016; USGS ranks Colorado 4th among threatened states.

Washington Post | New York Times | Vox | Scientific American | Denver Business Journal | KUNC

Editorial: Wall Street’s “retreat from King Coal” should encourage lawmakers to aid coal communities rather than attack reforms.

New York Times

National Parks offer shelter to endangered and threatened species struggling to survive.

Los Angeles Times

Colorado bill to assert state authority over national public lands echos the rhetoric of land seizure proponents.

Durango Herald

Housing experts say New Mexico’s abundant public lands draw active retirees.

Santa Fe New Mexican

Op-ed: President Obama has a record of including state, local, and tribal interests in monument designationsBears Ears would be no exception.

Salt Lake Tribune

Column: Despite claims that Utah’s sheriffs are best for the job of keeping public lands safe, some are like “bullies with a badge.”

Salt Lake Tribune

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@SecretaryZinke rocked moccasins to celebrate native cultures. But tribes are focused on his plans to rock Bears Ears, via @bydarrylfears @eilperin
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