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  • Western legislatures grab for control of public lands

    Western legislatures grab for control of public lands

    Some Western states are rekindling the Sagebrush Rebellion and demanding ownership of federal lands -- but it's not just about local control.

  • The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.

  • When a boom is not a boon

    When a boom is not a boon

    In North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes are trying to cope with both the benefits and the unexpected problems brought by the Bakken oil rush.

  • Industry embeds its own in the BLM

    Energy and mining companies are paying the salaries of workers at Bureau of Land Management offices around the West

  • Feds oppose state's effort to empowerlandowners

    Wyoming’s new "split-estate" law, designed to give private landowners more control over energy development on their property, hits a big obstacle – the Bush administration

  • Congress and Indians spar over lost money

    Sen. John McCain proposes a way to settle the long-running scandal over missing Indian trust-account funds, but Blackfoot banker Elouise Cobell remains wary

  • Follow-up

    Judge Dee Benson reconsiders the Norton-Leavitt 2003 wilderness settlement; New Mexico’s Otero Mesa back on the oil and gas auction block; former NOAA administrator James Lecky accused of doctoring science in controversial biological opinion

  • Bedrock environmental law takes a beating

    Congressman Richard Pombo’s task force tears into the National Environmental Policy Act

  • Congress touts 'green energy,' but bill is black and blue

    The House of Representatives passes an energy bill with even more industrial pork than the Bush administration requested.

  • Fracking is the big new gun

    Fracking is the big new gun

    Hydraulic fracturing is changing the energy industry -- and the entire nation -- in ways we’re only beginning to understand.

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