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7/23/14 – EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Rule

A proposed EPA Clean Power rule aims to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, requiring states to reduce a certain percentage of their heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, as well as submit plans to the agency by 2016 to prove how they’ll make those cuts. Nationwide, the rules are supposed to cut carbon output to 30 … Continue reading

7/16/14 – Amendments to Fish and Wildlife Draft Program

The Northwest Power Act of 1980 requires the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to develop a fish and Wildlife Program based upon public recommendations, particularly those of fish and wildlife agencies and Indian Tribes. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I’ll talk with NWPCC’s Peter Paquet and Jeff Allen, and Becky Johnson of the Nez … Continue reading

7/9/14 – Managing Idaho Wolves (rebroadcast)

On Monday, Governor “Butch” Otter announced three members of the new Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board created by the legislature to manage wolf populations. In January, Elemental Idaho featured IDFG’s director Virgil Moore discussing the 2013 Idaho Elk Management plan and the new board. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from March, former Valley County Commissioner … Continue reading

7/2/14 – Idaho’s Plans for Water (Rebroadcast)

On this episode of Elemental Idaho, I rebroadcasted a conversation I had in February with Brian Patton of the Idaho Department of Water Resources. We talk about the Governor’s $15 million Water Sustainability Initiative proposal and an update for us on the Idaho Water Plan, which went into effect in 2013, with strategies and milestones for executing management policies and evaluating … Continue reading

6/25/14 – Innovation in Fire Fighting (rebroadcast)

The Paradigm Project is a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to establish fuel breaks for a nearly 300,000 acre area from the historic Bonneville Point to Glenns Ferry, and from the foothills south to the Union Pacific rail line. Within the last 53 years, more than 75% of the area has burned, resulting in native plants being … Continue reading

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