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  • Energy company stakes out wildlife refuge

    Yates Petroleum Co. plans to drill two gas wells in New Mexico’s Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

  • Safety first

    Steve Ficklin is an oil and gas safety inspector for the Bureau of Land Management in western Colorado

  • State laws — and small staff — muzzle would-be watchdog

    The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has a complicated mission: It’s supposed to help the energy industry, while protecting the public from the industry’s impacts

  • The Latest Bounce

    Petroglyph boulders moved for controversial Albuquerque highway; Hilmar Cheese can drill "test well" for its wastewater; Richard Pombo’s plan to fast-track oil shale stymied; wilderness vs. helicopter skiing in Wyoming

  • The Latest Bounce

    Mining company allowed to dump waste into Alaskan lake; Colorado split-estate bill unravels; Arizona’s Oak Flat may become a copper mine

  • Wastewater goes unwatched

    Wyoming’s runaway energy boom is taking on toll on the state’s land, especially when the industry’s salty wastewater spills or leaches into the ground

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