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01/24/18 – Implications of the Malheur/Dakota Access Pipeline Protests (encore)

In October, 2016, members of a group that occupied Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days were acquitted of preventing federal employees from doing their jobs. On the day of the acquittal, law enforcement officers arrested nearly 150 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, leading some to draw parallels between the two occupations. What are … Continue reading

01/10/17 – A new Start for CIEDRA (encore) 

In January 2015, US Representative Mike Simpson unveiled a revised version of the Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act on the heels of President Obama’s visit to Boise – an event some in the conservation community hoped would signal a move toward designating the Boulder White-Clouds as a National Monument. On this episode of Elemental … Continue reading

01/03/17 – Idaho Governors Face off over DOE proposal (encore)

In 2015, former Idaho Govs. Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt threatened the US Department of Energy with a federal lawsuit over a deal between the current governor and the Department of Energy to allow a shipment of spent nuclear fuel into Idaho. Gov. Butch Otter says the amount of fuel in question is a small amount … Continue reading

12/27/17 – Etiquette on Foothills Trails (encore)

Ever wonder about trail etiquette? Which trails to choose, or which plants and animals are living there? For those who are just beginning to explore the trails that cross the Boise foothills, have never gone before, or need a seasonal reminder, Genny Gerke, College of Idaho Outdoor Program Director, joined us for this program. This … Continue reading

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