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"N o one is better suited to look after Utah's interests than the people who live and work in Utah. The [Obama] administration asked the state to come up with a plan to protect the bird. Utah did. It was a good plan. The administration rejected it for its own flawed plan."

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, applauding Utah's decision to sue the federal government to invalidate land-use plans in the Beehive State put in place to protect sage grouse and its habitat.
- Salt Lake Tribune

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux provides a preview of coming book attractions for 2016


Mountain West Perspectives
The TransPacific Partnership could affect Rocky Mountain States' local measures


Mountain West Voices
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