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Panel says federal wolf plan used unproven science

By By MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review panel said the government is relying on unsettled science to make its case…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

AP NewsBreak: Changes sought for endangered act

By By MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress are calling for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Farm bill includes payments to rural counties

By By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — The farm bill that has cleared the House includes a one-year extension of a federal program that compensates rural counties for federal lands they can’t tax. About 1,900 local governments – mostly in the West – received a total of $400 million last year under the program, known as Payment in Lieu of Taxes or PILT…. …read more

From: AP Washington News