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  • Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Activists push compromise as the controversial federal mustang management program reaches a breaking point, with more horses in captivity than roam the range.

  • Feds reluctant to kill wild horses

    Feds reluctant to kill wild horses

    Slaughter and euthanasia aren’t politically feasible ways to deal with the glut of wild horses in captivity.

  • The vast, unpatrolled public lands

    The same solitude that attracts nature-lovers to the West’s public lands attracts lawbreakers as well – particularly a growing number of Mexican marijuana-growers

  • Will the BLM Web site shutdown ever end?

    The BLM’s failure to plug security holes in its computers, especially those dealing with Indian trust fund accounts, means that most of the agency’s Web sites have been closed to the public for the past six months

  • Oil drillers get 'one-stop shopping' at no extra cost

    A provision in the new energy bill promises funding to speed up the oil and gas permitting process in BLM offices – without costing the industry an extra penny

  • The little wilderness that could

    The long and carefully planned campaign to protect the Ojito Wilderness in New Mexico holds useful lessons for wilderness activists across the West

  • High Country Views, Big solar marches on

    High Country Views, Big solar marches on

    Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.

  • 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.

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.

  • While you were voting …

    While you were voting …

    While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.

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