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  • Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    The act will be the first of its kind sanctioned by the group’s board of directors in its 120 year history, and may push the conversation over the controversial tar-sands oil pipeline to a new level.

  • The new Third World

    The new Third World

    While some Americans fight over healthcare reform, others line up at dawn to receive free care at a temporary clinic in Los Angeles.

  • We need a renewables roadmap

    We need a renewables roadmap

    President Obama's economic plans need to include a truly audacious vision for renewable energy.

  • Champions go both ways

    Champions go both ways

    The Obama administration appoints environmentalists to some important positions in the Interior Department and other agencies. Also: The West faces a growing shortage of food-supply animal veterinarians.

  • Salmon Salvation

    Salmon Salvation

    Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.

  • Red light, green light

    Red light, green light

    After years of stalemate and fighting, enviros are gaining ground under Obama. Also: Unemployment rates are ranked in the Western states.

  • The West goes to Washington

    The West goes to Washington

    Barack Obama is bringing Westerners to Washington, including Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to run Homeland Security, and Cabinet picks Ken Salazar, Hilda Solis and Steven Chu.

  • The man beneath the hat: Ken Salazar's search for middle ground

    The man beneath the hat: Ken Salazar's search for middle ground

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a twelfth-generation Latino-American, works politely and quietly but stubbornly to protect the West’s environment in polarized times.

  • Arizona: Obama's curse?

    Arizona: Obama's curse?

    When Obama plucked Janet Napolitano out of the governor's seat to run Homeland Security, he surrendered Arizona to the ultra-conservatives.

  • Is Obama's goal of diversity trumping other goals?

    Is Obama's goal of diversity trumping other goals?

    Three recent Obama nominations have drawn flak from environmentalists.

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