When a giant dairy proposed building near Jerry Nivens' beloved New Mexico home, the chain-smoking Texas hermit became an activist who organized other locals to fight the industry.
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
Dec 04, 2011
Idaho Power Company needs permits from Idaho, Oregon and
the federal government
by Ken Olsen,
Jan 30, 2008
Oregon has long refused to regulate sediment runoff from logging roads as pollution under the Clean Water Act. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide what the state should do.
by Joshua Zaffos,
Jul 27, 2012
The state of California pioneered pollution-control
efforts decades ago in response to L.A. smog, and today, the
Western states are hoping to set the course for national action on
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Mar 06, 2006
EPA abandons attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing; BLM
briefly cuts forestry school funding and Republican Rep. Greg
Walden grills logging critic Dan Donato; California regulator tries
to stop ecological crash in San Francisco Bay-Delta
by Matt Jenkins,
Mar 20, 2006
Efforts to stop wastewater pollution from Tijuana have bogged down in a nasty mess.
by Rob Davis,
Sep 12, 2008
The plight of a small water and sewer association in rural Mora, N.M -- caught in a tangle of federal and state clean water rules it can’t afford to meet -- echoes experienced by other rural communities around the West.
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
Dec 20, 2011
Kern County, Calif., is trying to prevent Los Angeles
sludge from entering the county, where it is used to fertilize
farmland, and the resulting stink is raising all kinds of questions
about how we handle human waste
by Matt Jenkins,
Dec 25, 2006
An obscure legal ruling muddied U.S. water-protection standards, leaving Western intermittent streams and rivers unprotected.
by Tony Davis,
Feb 02, 2009
Don’t worry so much about what President Bush will
do to the environment; worry instead about the three new justices
he might put on the Supreme Court
by Jon Margolis,
Dec 06, 2004