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Senate mulls striking down BLM rule – Star Tribune

Senate mulls striking down BLM rule – Casper Star Tribune By, Heather Richards  http://trib.com/business/energy/senate-mulls-striking-down-blm-rule/article_a2703db5-7b1f-551e-9c40-31500d5a0a84.html The U.S. Senate considered striking down the Bureau of Land Management’s new rule-making protocol, BLM 2.0, on Monday night, in a continued attempt to purge Obama-era regulations. The dry federal process has become the topic of heated debate as conservative leaders try to cut back on…

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Appeals Court Lifts Gray Wolf Protections In Wyoming – NPR

Appeals Court Lifts Gray Wolf Protections In Wyoming By MELODIE EDWARDS • MAR 3, 2017 Natural Resources & Energy TweetShareGoogle+Email CREDIT WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Federal protections for the gray wolf in Wyoming were lifted by a federal appeals judge Friday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has considered the species ready for delisting for years. The recovery goal for Wyoming’s wolves was 100 animals…

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Wildlife scientists oppose sage grouse farming bill – Star Tribune

Wildlife scientists oppose sage grouse farming bill By Christine Peterson 307-746-3121, Christine.Peterson@trib.com http://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/wildlife-scientists-oppose-sage-grouse-farming-bill/article_a8c36405-cf73-52fa-9d74-e138fbdc4946.html Wyoming’s largest group of wildlife scientists announced recently it opposes a bill moving through the Wyoming Legislature that would allow private industry to raise sage grouse using eggs collected in the wild. The bill, HB271, “is not supported by leading science on sage-grouse biology and management and…

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