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  • Voters shape energy policy by choosing utility regulators

    Voters shape energy policy by choosing utility regulators

    Races for seats on state commissions that oversee utilities are among the most important elections you’ve never heard of. They could decide the future of renewable energy in Montana and Arizona this year.

  • A political speech the West needs to hear

    High Country News imagines – and delivers – the kind of speech about our energy future that the West needs to hear from its next president.

  • Me and my SUV

    Me and my SUV

    An environmentalist loves driving her SUV but welcomes the prospect of higher gas prices.

  • Living Within Our Means: Beyond the Fossil Fuel Credit Card

    Engineer and city councilman Kamyar Enshayan considers the inevitable end of the fossil fuel joyride

  • Retooling for the next mission

    Retooling for the next mission

    Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.

  • Why should the Arctic Refuge matter to the ski industry?

    If the United States doesn’t come up with an intelligent energy strategy, global warming could spell the end of the ski industry

  • Climate of denial

    Climate of denial

    An Alaskan wilderness ranger wonders how tourists can look at melting glaciers and not believe in climate change.

  • In Washington, a broad-based effort aims to kick the oil habit

    The Set America Free Coalition is a new organization that brings together liberals and conservatives to try to reduce America’s dependency on imported fossil fuels

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • You can’t stop nature

    Pepper Trail warns us that we continue to tinker with nature at our peril.

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