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  • A champion of 'cooperative conservation': Interior Secretary Gale Norton

    Interior Secretary Gale Norton talks to High Country News about her "Four C’s" credo: "Communication, consultation and cooperation, all in the service of conservation"

  • A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    A Western mystery with an environmental twist: a review of Buried by the Roan

    In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.

  • 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.

  • As Congress adjourns, the environment is left in limbo

    The energy bill is stalled for now as Congress wraps up its business for the year, but a lot of anti-environmental legislation has been passed in an end-of-season rush

  • As Washington waffles, Western states go green

    Western state legislatures boost wildlife and green energy, even as Washington, D.C., remains hooked on fossil fuels

  • BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures

    BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures

    The Bureau of Land Management is working with landscape architects and camouflage experts to better disguise renewable energy infrastructure on public lands.

  • Boom! Boom!

    An energy boom of unprecedented proportions is transforming western Colorado towns like Rifle, which just recently recovered from the last big energy boom – and a catastrophic bust.

  • 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

  • Busted in Rio Blanco

    Busted in Rio Blanco

    Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.

  • Confessions of a Methane Floozy

    An environmentalist who owns royalty interest in New Mexico oil and gas wells heads down to the San Juan Basin to talk to rancher Tweeti Blancett, driller Tom Dugan and others about the moral complexities inherent in Americans’ energy use

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