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Zinke review team calls for big changes to Obama era-plans

Originally published by E&E News A team of federal researchers directed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review Obama-era greater sage grouse conservation plans is recommending potentially fundamental changes, including moving away from a framework of prioritizing habitat protection and allowing states to develop “appropriate population objectives” for complying with the plans. The 52-page report, […]

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Judge's sage grouse ruling could stall BLM plans in Wyo., Idaho

Reprinted with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. Not for republication by Wyoming media. A federal judge in Idaho this week ruled the Interior Department failed to analyze the cumulative impacts of oil and gas development on sage grouse in southwest Wyoming and failed to include enough data or alternatives for grazing in an […]