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  • A cheer for Interior Secretary Salazar's new approach

    A cheer for Interior Secretary Salazar's new approach

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is not to blame for the oil and gas industry’s economic problems

  • A fresh focus on frack attacks

    A fresh focus on frack attacks

    In all the fuss about fracking, the many other problems caused by rampant oil and gas development are being overlooked.

  • A mom-and-pop oil company prospects for gas in central Wyoming

    A mom-and-pop oil company prospects for gas in central Wyoming

    Wold Oil Properties is a wildcatter - a small company that explores for oil and gas in areas where the fuels aren't known to exist in valuable quantities.

  • A wild area gets a reprieve

    A wild area gets a reprieve

    The Bureau of Land Management made the right call when it closed Colorado's Vermillion Basin to oil and gas development.

  • Bedrock environmental law takes a beating

    Congressman Richard Pombo’s task force tears into the National Environmental Policy Act

  • Boulder gets the gas-drilling blues

    Energy companies are planning to drill on open space in Boulder County, Colo.

  • Buy them some body armor

    Like their military compatriots in Iraq, the American civil servants charged with managing our public lands, water and wildlife lack adequate funding, back-up, or the moral support of their higher-ups

  • Congress and Indians spar over lost money

    Sen. John McCain proposes a way to settle the long-running scandal over missing Indian trust-account funds, but Blackfoot banker Elouise Cobell remains wary

  • 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.

  • CRASH?

    Just as western Colorado towns like Rifle have begun a new life as thriving “amenity” economies, an energy boom of unprecedented proportions has taken over the landscape.

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