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  • Failure of leadership, not a lack of water, dooms the Klamath River

    Only the federal government can find away to protect both salmon and farmers in the Northwest’s Klamath River watershed

  • Dams will stand, salmon be damned

    The Bush administration’s new salmon plan treats dams as a natural part of the landscape, and sees a recovery plan as more important than actual species recovery

  • Split-estate rebellion: Ranchers take on energy developers

    Frustrated Wyoming ranchers make an end-run around legislators and oil and gas lobbies to take the split-estate issue to the last constituency who might help them: the voters.

  • For salmon, a crucial moment of decision

    A judge has thrown out the Bush administration’s salmon protection plan, setting the stage for dramatic changes to the federal hydropower system

  • Western governors wary of roadless forest mess

    The Bush administration says its revision of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule rule will increase local control over national forests, but as Western governors read the fine print, they begin to have doubts

  • National Fire Plan vs. the Healthy Forests rule changes

    The National Fire Plan, the Healthy Forests Initiative and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act are explained and compared

  • As Congress adjourns, the environment is left in limbo

    The energy bill is stalled for now as Congress wraps up its business for the year, but a lot of anti-environmental legislation has been passed in an end-of-season rush

  • Yellowstone snowmobilers suffer whiplash

    Judge Emmet Sullivan reinstates a Clinton-era ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks

  • Follow-up

    President Bush’s budget will cut money for EPA and NOAA, give money for logging; Bush’s budget counts on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and pushes coalbed methane; Modern Pit Facility decision delayed by nuclear agency; and Department of Hea

  • Rednecks and hippies unite!

    The small-town politics of a place like Paonia, Colo., are a microcosm of the nation today, revealing deep political divisions and a kind of winner-takes-all arrogance on the part of those in power

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