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  • Colorado River kisses a toxic mess good-bye

    The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk of the Colorado River.

  • Commuter trains could connect the West's far-flung cities

    Longer commuter rails could connect the West’s far-flung cities in ways they haven’t been connected since the glory days of the railroad

  • Follow-up

    Judge Dee Benson reconsiders the Norton-Leavitt 2003 wilderness settlement; New Mexico’s Otero Mesa back on the oil and gas auction block; former NOAA administrator James Lecky accused of doctoring science in controversial biological opinion

  • Forget idealism

    With the demand for renewable energy growing and the costs falling, solar and wind power have moved out of the realm of idealism into that of the marketplace

  • Hollywood heads east

    New Mexico and other Western states are vying for ascendancy in the film industry, offering movie makers an assortment of tax breaks and financial incentives

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

    The neglected, underestimated Interior West might plant the seeds of change for the current American empire

  • New Mexicans take a stand against oil and gas

    In New Mexico, ranchers like Tweeti Blancett are working with environmentalists to keep oil and gas drillers away from Otero Mesa

  • New Mexico may change wolf policy

    The New Mexico Game Commission has asked the state Game and Fish department to re-evaluate its management of endangered Mexican wolves

  • New Mexico: Wolves, wilderness, drilling and Latinos

    Ultra-conservative anti-wolf Steve Pearce wants his old House seat back from Democratic oilman Harry Teague, and the next governor of New Mexico will be a woman.

  • Oil money rules in the West's mini-Middle East

    Two Democratic governors – Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming and Bill Richardson of New Mexico – find themselves caught between the money that comes from the energy industry and the environmental impacts of oil and gas development

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