Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

July 25, 2024 to August 20, 2024

Fuel, Foul Air and Fallout: The Health Tolls of Energy and Defense in the U.S.

Join the Pulitzer Center for three virtual discussions about projects that investigate how extractive industries and defense impact Americans’ health. Register for one or all, on July 25, Aug 13 and 20, 2024.

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"Another Chemical Recycling Plant Closure Offers ‘Flashing Red Light’"

"For the second time this year, a chemical recycling plant built to turn waste into usable products has closed, casting further doubt on the viability of an upstart industry that has been plagued by financial and technical challenges in its effort to scale up."

Source: EHN, 06/28/2024

"US Rep. John Curtis Wins Utah GOP Primary For Romney’s Open Seat"

"A pair of moderate Utah Republicans won primary elections Tuesday for U.S. Senate and governor over far-right candidates who are loyalists to former President Donald Trump, the latest example of how Utah is a rare Republican state that doesn’t fully embrace Trump’s stranglehold on the GOP."

Source: AP, 06/27/2024

"This Coal-Heavy Rural Co-Op Utility Is Buying Its First Solar Plants"

"Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, one of the largest rural cooperative utilities in the U.S., is bringing the energy transition home to its massive western service territory. It’s acquiring its first large-scale solar power plants as it prepares to shift away from its current dependence on coal power."

Source: Canary Media, 06/18/2024

Colo. Gov. Vetoes Bill To End State Incentives For ‘Advanced Recycling’

"Gov. Jared Polis vetoed legislation on Friday that would have banned state incentives for projects to process waste through pyrolysis and gasification — techniques to break down plastics using heat applied in low-oxygen environments."

Source: CPR, 05/23/2024

Enviros Sue Over Grazing Agreements In Red Rock Lakes Natl. Wildlife Refuge

"Two conservation groups from Montana and Idaho sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week over commercial grazing agreements in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge that were renewed last year but which the groups say rely on an environmental analysis from 1994 in violation of federal law."

Source: Daily Montanan, 05/20/2024
May 17, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: The Making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a Podcast About the Colorado River Negotiations

Join Luke Runyon, Co-Director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism and President of SEJ's Board of Directors, for a conversation with LAist's Emily Guerin about narrative storytelling on the Colorado River, and how the story relates to our ability to adapt to a changing climate. 3pm ET.

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Jury: BNSF Contributed To 2 Deaths In Montana Town Sickened By Asbestos

"A federal jury on Monday said BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened."

Source: AP, 04/24/2024

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