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  • Redefining "renewable" to get a clean energy bill through Congress

    Redefining "renewable" to get a clean energy bill through Congress

    As his retirement looms, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., pushes a "clean energy" bill, one that broadens the energy mix beyond traditional "renewable" sources.

  • Dems contract case of self-delusion — or not

    The Democratic bloggers on the netroots seem to be prone to wildly optimistic self-delusion – and then again, maybe they’re not so crazy after all

  • Corporations ask feds to set emissions limits

    Executives from six of the nation’s largest energy companies have asked federal lawmakers to set mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions

  • We're not all Right in Idaho

    We're not all Right in Idaho

    Being one of the few liberals in a conservative Western city requires tolerance and a love of community that transcends political divisions.

  • This Earth Day, it's all about the air

    This Earth Day, it's all about the air

    If you can take a nice deep breath and enjoy a clear blue sky, thank the Clean Air Act.

  • War on The West: The sequel

    War on The West: The sequel

    Life is going get even harder for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as modern-day Sagebrush Rebels try to re-ignite a “War on the West.”

  • Voting at the dump

    Voting at the dump

    In rural Idaho, determined voters head out to a muddy dump to cast their ballots.

  • Stringing up the Western sheriff

    Stringing up the Western sheriff

    The West has known extremist politics before, but we usually seem to end up tacking pretty close to the center.

  • Doing something about 'anything'

    In this issue, Ray Ring offers a top 10 list on the midterm elections and reminds Westerners that the newly empowered Democrats in Congress are still not the sole arbiters of environmental policy

  • The West: A New Center of Power

    The West gains traction as a center of power in 2006, and nine more indicators from the midterm elections.

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