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Archive: April 26, 2013

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation Report,

POLSON, Mont. – High gold, silver and copper prices have led to renewed interest in hard rock mining, and a new report takes a look at what that would mean for tribal lands. The study by the National Wildlife Federation examines two regulations in the Clean Water Act that exempt the industry ...Read More

PHOTO: A report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils says Montana needs to start tracking water usage in hydraulic fracturing. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BAINVILLE, Mont. – Seven billion gallons of water a year are being used in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to get to oil and gas. That number is in a new report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils, which points out that it's a ...Read More

PHOTO: Hermosa Creek Trail near Durango. Courtesy The Wilderness Society.

DURANGO, Colo. – A key recreation area in western Colorado is one step closer to being preserved for future generations. On Thursday, lawmakers from Colorado introduced legislation in the U.S. House and Senate to create the Hermosa Creek Watershed protection area. Jeff Widen, conservation ...Read More

PHOTO: Paintbrush Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is a case study in a new report that highlights risks to national parks because of hydraulic fracturing. Photo credit: Sarah Zenner, NPS

MOOSE, Wyo. – Tread carefully when it comes to Grand Teton National Park. That's the gist of a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at how the hydraulic fracturing boom is creeping closer to park boundaries. Sharon Mader is the Grand Teton program manager ...Read More

PHOTO: Maryland's largest health insurer wants to raise rates significantly. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Affordable Care Act means insurers can't turn away people who are sick, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland says it needs to boost premiums because of the law. The state's largest health insurer revealed this week it wants to raise rates for individual policie ...Read More

PHOTO: Teresa Huizar, National Children's Alliance, is in Washington, D.C., to ask members of Congress to support funding the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Courtesy of National Children's Alliance.

PHOENIX – Congress is getting visits from people concerned that funding for child abuse survivors and investigators is falling by the wayside in federal budget negotiations. The Victims of Child Abuse Act, or VOCA, has been eliminated in President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal. The s ...Read More

Opportunity Nation has put together the Opportunity Index folks here in West Virginia hope will help them improve social mobility in the state.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Folks working to improve social mobility in West Virginia will be meeting Monday to look at a new tool to reach that goal. Russell Krumnow, coalition manager with the bipartisan campaign Opportunity Nation, will be in Charleston at the annual conference of the West Virgin ...Read More

PHOTO: CREDIT: Michael Hicks.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Legislation has been introduced in Congress that supporters say is vital to the economic future of rural America – and the country as a whole. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act would provide a number of options for those wanting to start a career in agr ...Read More

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