Rent money that now goes to the U.S. Treasury would instead be used to approve expansions, reduce ski-area costs.
After they paid $7,820, two groups followed through on threats to sue the state auditor saying she’s been too slow fulfilling their request.
A citizen advisory board for the Department of Environmental Quality last week ended its holdout over charging fees for public records requests.
Scientists fret potential loss of landscape-scale protections as oil, gas projects advance on habitat.
Lawmakers seek “beneficial use” label for drought mitigation, security against downstream demands.