CATALYST

Topic: Environmental Politics

Environews March 2017

Utah, a model for bison restoration Bison are nomadic and are going to go where they want to go. They are not easily contained with fences. – Bates & Hersey, 2016 Utah is a mod …

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2017 Conservation in the West poll

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College asked a surprising question: “Donald Trump has said that he will follow in the footsteps of President Theodore Roosevel …

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U.S. Congress update

On Jason Chaffetz’ Instagram, early March, on a trip to with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources as they checked on a collared bear in the La Sal Mountains. With a Republican pre …

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Secret water plans and other shenanigans

The Utah Rivers Council (URC) called fake news on an announcement from the Utah Division of Water Resources that the Bear River Project could be delayed due to slower than expected …

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Two resolutions against national monuments, and the aftermath

In February, Governor Gary Herbert signed two resolutions opposing Utah national monuments: HCR11, “Urging the President to Rescind the Bears Ears national Monument Designation,” a …

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Utah, a model for bison restoration

Bison are nomadic and are going to go where they want to go. They are not easily contained with fences. – Bates & Hersey, 2016 Utah is a model for restoring wild bison to their …

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SLC Air Protectors

Meet Salt Lake City’s newest activist organization The SLC Air Protectors, inspired by Standing Rock, is a Native American-led inclusive organization to recruit volunteers, raise a …

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Walking with John

We’re off to gather story ideas. Sustainability—the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely—is the eco-buzz-word of the decade. Next thing you …

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Secretly under siege. Internal threats to public federal lands in Utah have been ramping up lately—the Public Lands Initiative proposed by Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, …

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Don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts just yet

On December 28, 2016, President Obama established a new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Hip, hip hooray! But don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts ju …

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