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  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • American — and proud of it

    There’s nothing like a trip to Europe to make an American appreciate living in a country that still has wilderness.

  • Brace yourselves for the counterrevolution

    Don’t worry so much about what President Bush will do to the environment; worry instead about the three new justices he might put on the Supreme Court

  • Buildup to disaster: A Libby timeline

    A timeline traces the decline of logging, the rise of environmentalism, and the slow asbestos poisoning of Libby, Montana, by its vermiculite mine

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • Bush's second-term shake-ups

    Some of the less-publicized political appointments of George W. Bush’s second term will have huge effects on the West. Meet the people who will direct the EPA and the departments of Energy, Agriculture and the Interior.

  • Can the West become the new South?

    Boosters of a Western primary hope it could give the Interior West a greater voice in the politics of Washington, D.C.

  • 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.

  • Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate

    In Cronies, Robert Bryce takes on the state of Texas and its enormous political power, tracing the network of "cronies" that brought both George Bushes to the White House

  • Dear friends

    Thanks to readers for Research Fund gifts and the many responses to HCN’s survey; visitors

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