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  • The Latest Bounce

    Assistant Interior Secretary Rebecca Watson resigns; Texas oil baron Oscar Wyatt indicted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal; Congress won’t fund "bunker buster" nukes; Fish and Wildlife OK with lynx mortality at proposed Wolf Creek ski village

  • Business booster still guides national park rules

    Conservationists fear that the new National Park Service management policy will reduce environmental protection at the expense of commercial interests

  • Declining seabird may drop off the endangered list

    The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced plans to remove the marbled murrelet from the endangered species list, despite the small seabird’s declining numbers

  • While you were voting …

    While you were voting …

    While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.

  • The leasing protest game

    Conservationists can file formal protests when the BLM wants to auction off public land to energy companies, but the differences between regional management plans and styles make the protest game little more than a crapshoot.

  • Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles

    James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • The Bush legacy: It's not all bad

    This special issue takes a close look at the Bush administration's environmental policies and considers what can be done to repair the damage.

  • Dodged bullets

    Dodged bullets

    On several environmental issues, the Bush administration failed to push through its agenda.

  • Up in smoke

    Up in smoke

    In the last eight years under Bush, morale – and efficiency – at the Forest Service has plummeted.

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