Natural Resources

Michigan DNR body cameras face opposition

LANSING – For many Michigan police departments, turning on a body camera is part of an officer’s daily routine. The Department of Natural Resources could similarly adapt if a recently introduced House bill passes. Representative Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain’s bill would require conservation officers to wear body cameras when working …

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Push Back Overbreadth & Defend Alaska In Episode 3 – Mike Dunleavy

November 1, 2021 (Anchorage) – In episode 3 of FirstHand, the podcast, Jason Brune, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), chats with host Patty Sullivan about the walk on the tightrope of defending the health of residents and protecting the environment, while supporting the responsible development of …

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Forks men accused of cutting bridge to sell cedar on black market

PORT TOWNSEND – Trial dates have been set for two Forks men accused of chopping pieces of cedar logs on a state Department of Natural Resources bridge to sell on the black market. Jose Carmen Salinas, 42, and Troy Stephen Crandall, 62, are each charged with first-degree malicious mischief – …

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Wildlife habitat projects seek new funding as hunting licenses decline

Rose Lake State Game Area in Bath Township near Lansing, Michigan. Image: Trail running project. By Kristia Postema The national decline in hunting license sales and the need for additional funding for wildlife conservation have prompted proposals to close the fiscal gap, including one that is stuck in Congress despite …

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California Natural Resources Agency Hosts Virtual Meeting to Present Review Panel on Importing Water to Salton Sea

The California Natural Resources Agency is hosting an online public meeting Tuesday night to introduce the Independent Review Panel on Importing Water. The Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP) is establishing an Independent Review Panel (Panel) to review concepts of importing water into the Salton Sea for its long-term restoration The …

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Canada Boosts U.S. Natga Exports, Drills More As Global Prices Rise

An oil pump cylinder pumps petroleum in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 21, 2014. REUTERS / Todd Korol CALGARY, Alberta / NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Demand for relatively inexpensive Canadian natural gas has surged, pushing exports to the United States to three-year highs and prompting Canadian …

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Grant to South West to Support Forestry / Natural Resources Program | Local News

Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce that the Judith Ann Mogan Foundation has awarded the college a grant to support its forestry / natural resources program. The Forestry Workforce Training Expansion Grant allows the college to hire a temporary specialist to support the current faculty and determine curricula …

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Oklahoma Oil Price and Drill Report for October 22, 2021

Natural Gas (Henry Hub) starting at 3 p.m. EST Friday. Natural gas – $ 5.31 per MMBtu Today’s average AAA Oklahoma gas price at the pump. Running – Regular: $ 3.015; Intermediate level: $ 3,278; Premium: $ 3.503; Diesel: $ 3,287 Yesterday – Regular: $ 3,008; Intermediate level: $ 3,272; …

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Western wildlife agencies honor UW’s Monteith for mule deer research | New

21 October 2021 Kevin Monteith, associate professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair at UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, stops to take a photo with two mule deer captured during the ‘a research project in western Wyoming. Monteith received the …

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Georgia joins 19-state effort to urge Congress to oppose legislation raising natural gas and oil costs

Attorney General Carr joined a coalition of 19 states urging Congress to reject heavy legislation that would raise costs for power producers and hit U.S. consumers with even bigger price hikes as heating bills rise this winter . The coalition’s letter, sent Thursday, called on the leaders of two US …

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