Highlights from an Interview with Rep. Simpson on Removing Snake River...

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Recently, the Columbia Insight, an independent journal focussed on environmental issues in the Columbia River Basin, interviewed Congressman Mike Simpson. You may recall that...

Massive Public Lands and Conservation Bill Passes the U.S. House of...

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act. The bill, which passed 227-220...
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“Around a Third of Freshwater Fish Species are Threatened with Extinction,”...

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A recent World Wildlife Foundation report lays out a grim reality for the planet: "Nearly 1/3 of all freshwater fish are threatened with extinction."...

‘Useless’ Eleven Mile Dam on Colorado’s South Platte River May Come...

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The US Forest Service and Coloradan entities introduced a proposal to remove a dam on the upper South Platte River. Lower Eleven Mile Dam...

Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Remove the Four Lower Snake River Dams...

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Over the weekend, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released his "Energy and Salmon Concept."  Congressman Simpson developed the far-reaching plan based on three years of...

Two Great Conservation Bills Introduced In The U.S. Senate

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Yesterday was a big day for conservation, with significant implications Oregon and Colorado. Two pieces of legislation were introduced in the Senate that, if passed,...
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Striped Bass Management Enters New Era-For Better Or Worse

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Today, February 3rd, the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board conducted its annual winter meeting. The Board considered a suite of topics, including the Amendment 7...

Biden Administration Pauses New Oil and Gas Leases on Public Lands...

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Today, January 27th 2021, the Biden administration announced executive actions to address the climate crisis. President Biden directed the Secretary of the Interior "to...

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is Officially Expanding

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On January 19, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the Final Rule for the expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine...

Maryland Adds New Brook Trout Regulations

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Big news for Maryland's only native trout species! As of January 1st, the state of Maryland now requires 1) catch-and-release for brook trout in all...