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  • Rulings keep the West open for business

    Recent decisions not to list as endangered the white-tailed and black-tailed prairie dogs and the greater sage grouse open the door to increased energy exploration and development in the West

  • War on The West: The sequel

    War on The West: The sequel

    Life is going get even harder for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as modern-day Sagebrush Rebels try to re-ignite a “War on the West.”

  • A cheer for runaway bison and the Rocky Mountain Front

    The Rocky Mountain Front in Montana is precious land, and it is under threat from the Bush administration’s predatory energy policy

  • King coal is back

    With a natural gas shortage looming, and the encouragement of the Bush White House, energy companies are looking to coal again, and coal-fired power plants are being planned in Sigurd, Utah, and across the West

  • Lost in the wilderness of power politics

    The kind of democratic dialogue that creates viable wilderness proposals is impossible in the current wilderness of power politics

  • 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

  • Energy bill would pry open public lands

    If Bush’s energy bill passes, it will put major emphasis on public-lands energy development with a number of its provisions

  • President Bush should consider a “land grab“ of his own

    A visit to Arizona’s new Agua Fria National Monument – one of those designated by Clinton at the end of his presidency – points up the failure of the Bush administration to protect and preserve the public lands

  • New Mexicans take a stand against oil and gas

    In New Mexico, ranchers like Tweeti Blancett are working with environmentalists to keep oil and gas drillers away from Otero Mesa

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