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  • Bush undermines bedrock environmental law

    The Bush administration says the National Environmental Policy Act needs to be "streamlined," but conservationists say the act is in danger of being "steamrolled."

  • The power of love, and its opposite

    Activists should be worried because President George W. Bush is surrounded by people who scorn and disdain environmentalism.

  • Bush hits the brakes

    Right after taking office, Pres. Bush put a freeze on Clinton's last new regulations -- the USFS's roadless plan, Mexican owl critical habitat, and other environmental rules -- giving the new administration time to review and maybe overturn them.

  • Montana's governor is a poor choice to lead theWest

    The Western Governors Association made a serious mistake when it selected as its leader Montana Gov. Judy Martz, R, the least qualified member in terms of experience, personality and results.

  • Fenced out of Bush's gated empire

    An anti-war demonstration in Flagstaff, Ariz., leads the writer to consider that our leaders are becoming more and more removed from the people, living and governing in isolation behind high and fortified walls.

  • No game plan for the public lands

    Both environmental critics and Bush supporters complain that the Republican administration is neglecting, even ignoring, the West.

  • Wyoming at a crossroads

    Wyoming’s new governor, Democrat Dave Freudenthal, may have a chance to turn the stagnant state around economically and environmentally, by reducing its dependence on energy and mineral industries.

  • The push is on for 'clean coal'

    Led by California, Western states are encouraging the energy industry to move toward cleaner coal technology

  • Good work in Washington

    The Bush administration deserves credit for its "Water 2025" initiative, which provided grants that have helped the Deschutes River Conservancy and the Central Oregon Irrigation District begin restoring Oregon’s Deschutes River

  • It’s the West’s turn to call the shots

    The writer sees political leadership emerging from the West, a region disdained by the Eastern establishment.

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