Archive | April, 2015

(EnviroNews Nevada) — Reno, Nevada — To the dismay and disappointment of environmentalists, conservationists and biologist alike, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21, 2015 (which also happened to be Earth Day) that the bi-state sage grouse will not be making its way…

(EnviroNews Utah) — Salt Lake City, Utah — The Administration of Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced on April 23, 2015 that Amanda Smith, six-year veteran at the helm of Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), will be leaving the post. Appointed by Jon Huntsman, Jr., Smith has indicated…

(EnviroNews Nevada) — Reno, Nevada — In a move that will likely anger and disappoint environmentalists, the bi-state sage grouse population in California and Nevada probably will not be listed to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Late Friday, the Dept. of the Interior (DOI) quietly announced Sec. Sally…