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  • Two weeks in the West

    Nasty chemicals in the Western air; drilling dust; EPA gets tougher on mercury; wildlife agency reconsiders habitat for Canada lynx and protection for sage grouse and white-tailed prairie dogs; and Grand Canyon gets a man-made flood.

  • Dear friends

    A panel of experts will debate whether gas development and recreation can coexist in western Colorado; Michelle Nijhuis wins awards; visitors; poem by Cam Scott.

  • If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?

    If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?

    Examining the argument that this place is more special than the rest.

  • The view from above

    High Country News prides itself on keeping close to the ground, but for this special issue, we look at the energy boom in the West from a global perspective

  • Notes from a place of risk and hope

    In Big Wonderful: Notes from Wyoming, Kevin Holdsworth describes his love for a harsh landscape in essays, poetry and fiction.

  • When a gas pipeline blows, you get out fast

    When the Windsor gas pipeline blew out near Clark, Wyo., in August, local people were kept in the dark about a dangerous situation

  • Putting out the welcome mats

    EnCana Oil and Gas uses wooden drill-mat technology to preserve habitat

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