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  • A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    A uranium mill makes no sense in western Colorado

    The uranium mill proposed for western Colorado will have harmful effects on the health and environment of the entire region.

  • 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.

  • HCN's secret past

    High Country News reveals its odd historical connection with the West’s uranium obsession of the 1950s

  • INNOVATE, Part III

    INNOVATE, Part III

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.

  • Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining

    Uranium mining hasn't caused any massive cave-ins or oil spills, but it has resulted in a huge death toll all the same.

  • Nuclear crossroads

    Even as the federal government pushes for more nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons, cleanup lags far behind on the West’s most contaminated nuclear sites.

  • Nuclear power is back with a bang

    Jane Goetze says that before the U.S. embraces nuclear power again, we should finish cleaning up the last round of mistakes, remembering how many uranium miners have already died.

  • Redefining "renewable" to get a clean energy bill through Congress

    Redefining "renewable" to get a clean energy bill through Congress

    As his retirement looms, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., pushes a "clean energy" bill, one that broadens the energy mix beyond traditional "renewable" sources.

  • The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety

    The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety

    Ex-nuclear regulatory commission chief says no U.S. nuclear plants are safe, while California's San Onofre plant plans to restart

  • The revolution will not be televised

    It’s a good thing leadership is emerging in the West on energy issues, because President Bush’s energy plan is a step in the wrong direction

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