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  • The long arm of California energy policy

    The long arm of California energy policy

    The Golden State's legacy in the Interior West is about to change.

  • Can land trades stop a subdivision and clean up a mine?

    An ambitious land-swapping plan may help reclaim some of Mid-Continent Resources defunct mines while also protecting them from development.

  • Mega coal mine proposed again in Utah

    Andalex Resources Inc. plans huge coal mine on the Kaiparowits Plateau.

  • The end of an era on the Colorado Plateau

    The closing down of the Mohave Generating Station and the Black Mesa Mine are both a victory for environmentalists and Indian water activists, and an economic catastrophe for the Hopi and Navajo nations

  • Slaughter in Serene: The Columbia Coal Strike Reader

    The new anthology, Slaughter in Serene, tells the tragic story of striking miners in the late 1920s at the Columbine coal mine in Colorado

  • Seattle passes on greenhouse gases

    Seattle wants to meet future electricity needs without increasing greenhouse gases through coal and other fossil fuels.

  • Out of the darkness

    When Paonia, Colo., resident Richard Rudin challenged a local mine's plans for expansion, the town was painfully divided, until the efforts of the North Fork Coal Working Group brought miners, environmentalists and agencies together for a solution.

  • Colorado's Coal Basin starts a new life

    In western Colorado's Coal Basin, geologist Steve Renner works with alternative high school students in the area he has been working to restore as part of a Forest Service ecosystem-monitoring project.

  • Coal company takes refuge in a blind spot

    Environmentalists on both sides of the border are up in arms over a Canadian coal company’s plans for an open-pit mine north of Montana’s Glacier National Park

  • The Winds of Change

    Colorado citizens voted last November to increase their state’s reliance on power from the wind and sun, but King Coal still rules the state, and the White House seems determined to keep it on the throne

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