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  • In-house wisdom, or White House meddling?

    Forest Service insiders say President Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality has added new corporate-style rules to the agency’s forest-planning program

  • Unsalvageable

    Despite angry environmentalists, rotting timber, and unenthusiastic logging companies, the Bush administration is determined to push logging on roadless land burned by the Biscuit Fire in southwestern Oregon

  • Judge rejects old-growth forest rollbacks

    A federal judge has rolled back the Bush administration’s rollback of the Northwest Forest Plan’s old-growth forest "survey and manage" rules

  • Revealed — secret changes to park rules

    The Park Service lands in hot water when Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Paul Hoffman secretly rewrites the agency’s management manual, and the revision is leaked to the press

  • Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Buying out grazing permits from willing ranchers could help solve conflicts over grazing on public lands.

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • The green Republican: back from the dead?

    Worried about falling poll numbers, some Republicans, led by Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, are resisting some of the Bush administration’s more far-reaching attacks on environmental protection

  • A law born from the ashes

    In George W. Bush’s Healthy Forests: Reframing the Environmental Debate, authors Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna Cortner demonstrate that under Bush, "there has been a rollback of environmental standards and regulations."

  • Obama's record on Western environmental issues

    Obama's record on Western environmental issues

    Not everybody is happy, but the Obama administration is making slow but steady progress in dealing with the West's environmental issues.

  • The latest: Northern spotted owl

    The latest: Northern spotted owl

    According to scientific reviewers, Obama's new draft for managing the northern spotted owl is better than Bush's plan but still flawed.

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