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  • Washington, unplugged

    With the Bonneville Power Administration saying that it can't meet demand over the next five years, Washington's Gov. Gary Locke has announced a plan to encourage energy efficiency, conservation and diversification.

  • West braces for Big Buildup II

    The Big Buildup on the Colorado Plateau, begun in the 1950s, ended in the 1970s when its environmental impacts became clear, but if Bush's energy policy spawns a Big Buildup II, the Plateau may never recover.

  • An energy plan as solid as natural gas

    President Bush's much-heralded energy plan is extremely vague, but its vagueness may be the document's strong point, the writer opines.

  • Energy plan eyes the Rockies

    Environmentalists and land managers are girding their loins to deal with President Bush's energy policy, which calls for more drilling, pipelines, power plants and power lines on Western public lands.

  • Bush turns BLM into energy machine

    President Bush's brand-new National Energy Office is designed to expedite drilling and mining on public lands.

  • Congress touts 'green energy,' but bill is black and blue

    The House of Representatives passes an energy bill with even more industrial pork than the Bush administration requested.

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • Clearing a path for power

    An ambitious plan to create new corridors for power lines and pipelines will make it easier for utility companies to tap into the West’s energy boom

  • 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

  • Energy Bill rewards the fattest cats

    The writer finds the Energy Bill loaded with gifts for wealthy producers and a kick in the pants for critics

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