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  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Republicans undermine a bedrock environmentallaw

    Gayla Benefield of Libby, Mont., is among many fighting to keep the Montana Environmental Policy Act intact in the face of Republican attempts to weaken the far-reaching and powerful law.

  • Slapping back at SLAPPs

    A bill designed to protect citizens from frivolous lawsuits called SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) was defeated in Colorado's state Senate, but its sponsor plans to try again.

  • Politics sink growth management

    Colorado is no closer to managing its growth problems after a ballot initiative failed and a dozen legislative bills crashed into a partisan impasse.

  • Montana guts a green law

    Montana greens are worried that recent legislative changes to the state's 1971 Montana Environmental Policy Act will make the law almost impossible to enforce.

  • Bad moon rising

    Back in the '70s, Montana led the way in progressive environmental legislation, but now with its economy faltering, those laws are being eviscerated, and environmentalists need to find a new strategy.

  • Legislature votes to hamstring Washington state

    The Washington Legislature's approval of Initiative 164 creates the most far-reaching "takings" law in the nation.

  • Washington voters win vote on takings bill

    Washington voters will get to vote in November on whether to scrap their state's Initiative 164, the most extreme takings law in the nation.

  • Environmentalists strike out in Idaho

    Pro-environment bills struck down in 1994 Idaho legislative session.

  • Montana loses an environmental leader

    Montana State Rep. Ben Cohen, environmentalist, garbageman, actor and outdoorsman, is mourned in Whitefish, Mont.

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