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  • Public acres for sale

    President Bush revives a proposal to sell off public lands managed by the BLM and the Forest Service as part of his 2007 budget

  • Clinton's budget blows off a wilder West

    Environmentalists urge President Clinton to budget more money for public lands and conservation in a difficult era of cutbacks and competing causes.

  • Clinton flinches under Western pressure

    Higher grazing, logging and mining fees are dropped from the budget.

  • Battling over the bottom line

    Environmentalists win more than they lose as the battle over the budget finally reaches a truce in Congress.

  • Nevada desert to be sold for debt relief

    The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act is making money from auctioning off the Las Vegas valley desert – and the Bush administration would like to get its hands on that money

  • Those rugged Alaskan individualists still love the federal dole

    The writer says Alaska is no different from the West: It wants as much federal money as possible and no interference

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • It’s time for voters to look at the whole picture

    The writer urges states and counties to rise up and confront the federal government on spending

  • Cut the fat out

    "Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.

  • Who felt the federal furlough?

    During the 21-day federal furlough, some wealthy areas and industries such as skiing and logging keep going, while the West's poorest counties and its Indian reservations scramble to survive.

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