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  • Bipartisan uprising sinks public-lands selloff

    Reps. Richard Pombo’s and Jim Gibbons’ controversial proposal to sell off public lands was pulled after both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and citizens rallied against it

  • Fees and our forests don't always fit

    Idaho’s Republican senator says he can’t support the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program, which charges people to visit their own public lands

  • As threats loom, conservation dollars disappear

    With the Land and Water Conservation Fund at a 10-year low and Western politicians trying to sell off the public lands, conserving open space requires the kind of creative solution that helped saved Colorado’s Beaver Brook watershed

  • Can Congress drag the 1872 Mining Law into the 21st century?

    A new bill would end 130 years of public land giveaways and reform one of the West's most antiquated -- and harmful -- laws.

  • Clearing a path for power

    An ambitious plan to create new corridors for power lines and pipelines will make it easier for utility companies to tap into the West’s energy boom

  • Epiphanies on the range

    As teacher Phil Brick travels the West with 21 of his students, he encourages them to ask difficult questions about environmental issues.

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