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  • The GOAT Blog

    A midnight lease on the mesa

    An appeal filed today challenges a hasty permit revision for Arizona's Black Mesa Complex.

  • A patient

    Kathleen Tsosie, who has devoted her life to helping others, now faces the frightening possibility that her breast cancer has returned.

  • A well

    Glenda Rangel and her family grew up drinking from and swimming in water tanks dangerously polluted with uranium.

  • An activist

    Nellie Sandoval, the mother of scientist Stefanie Raymond-Whish, has become an outspoken activist as a result of her own struggle with breast cancer.

  • Condemned

    In Idaho and Wyoming, old eminent domain laws allow private entities to condemn landowners’ property – as Peter and Judy Riede discovered when J.R. Simplot Co. announced plans to expand its phosphate mine and build a road across their ranch.

  • Dear Friends

    The threat of a coalbed methane boom in Delta county, Colo., High Country News' backyard, has staff scrambling as activists to publish an informative booklet that contains articles on the controversial subject.

  • Digging through the dust of Libby

    Journalist Andrea Peacock chronicles the tragic story of Libby, Mont., and its betrayal by the W.R. Grace Corp. in Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation

  • Like Butte, a lonely dog hangs on

    A mysterious, mangy, half-wild dog known locally as "The Auditor" has made the moonscape of the Butte’s Berkeley Pit his home for 16 years, hanging on to life as stubbornly as the town of Butte itself.

  • Men with boots

    The transformation of once-scrappy mining towns like Silverton, Colo., and Superior, Ariz., into trendy tourist havens is bound to leave the locals with mixed feelings and some nostalgia.

  • Metalpalooza '09

    Metalpalooza '09

    Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.

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