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  • Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West

    Lawyer Laird Lucas on how and why he fights for the West

    The environmental lawyer battles big industries and government agencies in the courtroom on behalf of the nonprofit Advocates for the West.

  • Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits

    Western court scraps intervention restrictions for enviro lawsuits

    The 9th Circuit Court tosses its "federal defendant" rule, giving interested parties a clearer path for intervening in environmental lawsuits.

  • Climate Revolutionary

    Law professor Mary C. Wood wants to use “atmospheric trust litigation” to tackle global warming in the courts.

  • Changeable weather

    Changeable weather

    Western environmentalists get good news about Yucca Mountain, but face challenges from state legislatures. Also: Americans finally reduce their driving miles.

  • How green is Judge Molloy?

    How green is Judge Molloy?

    A pro-wolf ruling by Montana Judge Don Molloy provokes accusations that he's a "nutzoid" greenie, but he doesn't always side with environmentalists.

  • The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    A lawsuit raises questions about how far environmentalists should go to keep wilderness 'untrammeled.'

  • Extreme Green

    Extreme Green

    Uncompromising environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity do more harm than good with their lawsuits, according to some critics.

  • The cost of righteousness

    The cost of righteousness

    Has some environmentalists' refusal to compromise helped cause the delisting of wolves in Montana and Idaho?

  • How the gray wolf lost its endangered status -- and how enviros helped

    How the gray wolf lost its endangered status -- and how enviros helped

    A strategic miscalculation by environmental groups helped spur the delisting of gray wolves in Montana and Idaho.

  • Congress overrules the courts

    Even when environmentalists win in the courtroom, Congress can overturn the court’s interpretation of an existing law by passing a new one

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