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  • The Final Energy Frontier

    The end of the oil and gas era may be in sight, but the current energy boom in the West means that a rough and wild ride is still ahead

  • Public lands lifeline

    Mining claims, hardrock mining, public lands, Environmental Working Group, Western Mining Action Project, Roger Flynn, National Mining Association, Luke Popovich

  • Follow-up

    Greater sage grouse will not be listed under Endangered Species Act; cleanup of Nevada’s Yerington Mine is turned over to the EPA; wilderness supporters plan to reintroduce bills in new Congress

  • The BLM wields fork and spatula over the West's wildlands

    The Bureau of Land Management is handing out public-lands drilling permits like a McDonald’s drive-through with a hyperactive "Order Assembly Target."

  • Do you want fries with that mustang?

    A rider in the federal spending bill will end a 34-year-old ban on selling wild horses for slaughter

  • Two decades of hard work, plowed under

    The Bush administration opens up wild lands to oil and gas drilling, pulling the rug out from under two decades of citizen wilderness activism

  • The Last Open Range

    Wyoming’s Green Mountain Common Allotment is one of the West’s last big, wide-open landscapes – but these days, ranchers, environmentalists, history buffs and the BLM are arguing over whether it’s time to start putting up fences

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