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Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state’s red rock region. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the mining projects in a news release Thursday, declaring […]

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Plan to limit Medicaid expansion estimated at $72 million

Plan to limit Medicaid expansion estimated at $72 million

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah plan to change a voter-approved Medicaid expansion (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Utah lawmakers’ proposal to scale back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion has passed the state Senate over protests from advocates who say it guts a plan the majority of […]

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Outdoor industry pushes political fight over lands, climate

Outdoor industry pushes political fight over lands, climate

DENVER (AP) — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. Thousands of manufacturers and retailers gathered in Denver starting Wednesday for the annual Outdoor Retailer […]

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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Federal officials have dropped plans to conduct a five-year status review of a jeopardized bird species as the Trump […]

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Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush in a Friday ruling sided with environmentalists who sued […]

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US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down small trees and underbrush and […]

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