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What We’re Reading – Busy Summer Edition

Always busy at KEA, it seems even busier lately.  Some things going on that we care about: The megaloads controversy remains as muddled as ever. Idaho has given a go-ahead to trips up Highway 95 from Lewiston, through Moscow and Coeur d'Alene, and then along I-90 through Montana to Canada's tar sands.  Two were permitted, [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:51:19+00:00 July 24th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

What We’re Reading: Wolf Weekend Edition

Idaho and Montana wolves have had a pretty tough week. First, the wolf-panicked Idaho legislature authorized the Governor to take "disaster emergency" actions.  Then, the wolves were a subject of one of the few "policy riders" to survive the government shutdown budget brinksmanship. And on Saturday, even though it may not matter anymore, Judge Malloy [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:07+00:00 April 10th, 2011|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

What We’re Reading – Wolf Settlement Edition

In a move that may, or may not, resolve the federal lawsuit over the delisting of wolves from Endangered Species Act protections, 10 of the 14 conservation and wildlife organizations that filed the lawsuit have agreed to a tentative settlement. Also, the tentative agreement may, or may not, cause Congress to reconsider efforts to delist [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:48:56+00:00 March 19th, 2011|blog, Wildlife|1 Comment

What We’re Reading

Oscars edition: The buzz started to be more audible with the Academy Award nominated movie Gasland, but there's been a lot of outstanding new reporting about "fracking" -- the process of hydraulic fracturing to capture natural gas. The process comes with a whole new range of environmental issues without much regulatory oversight. See the extensive [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:50+00:00 February 28th, 2011|blog|0 Comments

What We’re Reading – Need A Vacation Edition

I'm heading out of town for some mid-winter sunshine (I hope) and the blogging will be light, if at all, this week. Meanwhile, ponder some of this stuff coming out of Washington DC. The House GOP has some truly devastating cuts for environmental protection planned. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson chairs the subcommittee that will inflict [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:50+00:00 February 13th, 2011|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

Top 10 for 2010

Because it is easy enough to do, and because everyone else seems to be doing it, we've tallied the clicks and the top ten posts here on the KEA blog in 2010 are listed below. With one amazing exception and one minor exception, the most popular postings are actually very reflective of the work KEA [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:31+00:00 December 31st, 2010|blog, KEA|0 Comments

Tough Day for Idaho’s U.S. Senators

As the lame duck session of the U.S. Congress draws to a close, Idaho's Senators threw some wild punches today and come away with nothing but embarrassment. First, as the final debate of the START treaty got underway this afternoon, Senator Crapo brings up, of all things, the issue of wolves. From Washington Post reporter [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:31+00:00 December 21st, 2010|blog|1 Comment

What We’re Reading

Sure. The guy with the neck tattoo knocks on the door to shovel snow when there's four inches of fluffy powder. But he's nowhere to be found when there's nine inches of the wet stuff.  So, while the ibuprofen kicks in, here's what we're reading this holiday weekend: -- Frustration with the largely voluntary approach [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:32+00:00 November 27th, 2010|blog, Community, Water|0 Comments

What We’re Reading

Another weekend, another bunch of stuff to read: A "heatmap" shows where all the coal comes from -- via Plains Justice Trust for Public Lands publishes its report on City Parks -- via NRDC Switchboard Speaking of city parks, Coeur d'Alene has plenty to brag about -- CDA Press Some amazing Google Earth photos of [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:45:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2010|blog|0 Comments

What We’re Reading

Post PARK(ing) Day, pre Partners for Idaho's Future meeting in Hailey: What's the deal with the CuMo mine in Boise National Forest? -- The New York Times has an article, and Idaho Conservation League publishes a piece in the Idaho Statesman. Rep. Walt Minnick has some tax troubles. Is the IRS giving proper valuations to [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:44:10+00:00 September 18th, 2010|blog|2 Comments