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Gardner Praises Decision to Withdraw Water Rule

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded yesterday the United States Forest Service’s decision to formally withdraw its proposed groundwater directive. The directive, which would have drastically increased federal authority and regulation of groundwater in western states, had elicited concerns from non-partisan groups like the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Continue reading

Western Governors Release Sage Grouse Report

sage_grouse-300The Western Governors’ Association has released a report showing the federal government that all measures are being taken, in all 11 affected states, to ensure the survival of the Greater Sage Grouse. The report details the voluntary conservation measures and other efforts being made to appease the U.S. Fish and Widlife Service. Fish Continue reading

Western Governors Push Measure to Hold Off Sage Grouse Listing for Ten Years

sage_grouse-300The Western Governor’s Association has passed a resolution that, if accepted by the Federal Government, would allow states 10 years to prove local conservation efforts are enough to ensure the survival of the Sage Grouse.  The move has been applauded by the Western Grouse Coalition.  The Coalition’s President, Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading