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  • (Un)clearing the air

    George Bush’s BLM will leave a legacy of air pollution in oil and gas producing states, especially Utah.

  • A chemical cocktail pollutes Western water

    A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater

  • A near-miss for California’s clean-air rules

    California’s newest clean-air law, designed to deal with pollution from small engines, narrowly survives an attempt to shoot it down in the U.S. Congress

  • A river again?

    A river again?

    The EPA extends Clean Water Act protection to L.A.'s urban watershed.

  • Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine

    Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine

    Some of the last surviving salmon-based cultures turn to the EPA to protect their communities.

  • An EPA staffer fights to the end

    Laura Paskus pays homage to former EPA employee Brad Crowder, now dying of cancer, who risked his career to be a whistleblower.

  • As the town hollows out, one Aspen neighborhood thrives

    The Smuggler Mobile Home Park in Aspen, Colo., is a vibrant neighborhood that has survived Superfund status and soaring real estate

  • Backyard poisons?

    Backyard poisons?

    Soil samples from the yards of two Yakima families showed intriguing but not always comforting results.

  • Beyond ozone

    Researchers attempt to tease out the health effects of emissions from oil and gas drilling.

  • Braving the political winds

    Region 8 EPA official Robbie Roberts retired in June, leaving a legacy of strong critiques of runaway energy development.

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