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Anchorage Dispatch News
By Alex DeMarban
Friday, May 25, 2018
A large mining company is backing out of an agreement that would have made it a major funding partner for the embattled Pebble copper and gold prospect, raising questions about the project's future.
E&E News
By Dylan Brown
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Critics of the proposed Pebble mine this week renewed their pressure on a Canadian mining company to drop its investment in the controversial Alaska project.

Salt Lake Tribune
By Scott Yates
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Even if we end up with a good snow year, the long-term trend is clear: drier and hotter and less predictable.

Left unaddressed, these trends could pose a perfect storm for both municipalities and agricultural producers who depend on healthy flows in our rivers. That’s why a few years ago, the Bureau of Reclamation, municipal utilities, conservationists and other river stakeholders banded together to launch an innovative, market-based program, called the System Conservation Pilot Program (SCPP).

The goal of the pilot program was to answer this question: Would ranchers and farmers, landowners and other water users in the Upper Colorado Basin be willing to be paid for voluntary, temporary reductions in water use — and, by doing so, help shore up water supplies in Lakes Powell and Mead while providing side benefits like increased flows for fisheries?

We are happy to report that the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Durango Herald
By Joey Bunch
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Anglers and environmentalists say President Donald Trump’s plan to reshape the federal lease approval process for oil and gas is a means to muzzle their concerns.

By Nicole Mordant
Monday, January 29, 2018
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Shares in mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd fell as much as 26 percent on Monday after a U.S. regulator reversed himself and maintained restrictions on the company’s big copper and gold mine project in Alaska.

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