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California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules
The rules would change utility company operations across wide swaths of the state deemed to have a higher risk for wildfires.

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EPA mum on whether failed Trump nominee is still on the job
Michael L. Dourson withdrew his nomination Wednesday to serve as head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history
The so-called Thomas Fire straddling coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covered 379 square miles and is likely to keep growing.
Massive Montana ranch owned by Mars candy heir is sold
One of the largest Montana ranches owned by the late Mars Inc. co-president has been sold
Crews gain on huge California fire but wind threat remains
Red Flag warnings due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the end of the week.
Nevada officials vote to transfer management of mustangs
The Nevada Board of Agriculture votes to transfer ownership of free range horses in northern Nevada from the state to a nonprofit organization despite opposition from horse advocates
Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba
The rules are meant to reduce instances of the herbicide drifting and damaging neighboring fields.
USDA reduces expectations for Florida’s citrus crop harvests
Federal agriculture officials have reduced expectations for Florida's citrus crop for the coming year
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries plan include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead.
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Utah congressional leaders introduce legislation to create tribal co-management councils, a move touted by Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the week instead of expiring Monday.

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