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  • 'The environment ... is where we live'

    'The environment ... is where we live'

    A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.

  • A message to our grandchildren

    Environmental pioneer Stewart Udall and his wife, Lee, ask their grandchildren to be “steadfast enemies of waste.”

  • 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 Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    Jana Hughes, of Hobbs, N.M., does not find dairies to be good neighbors. Janet Claborn, of Muleshoe, Texas, has recruited 14 dairies to her town and sees them as an economic development blessing.

  • The GOAT Blog

    Agricultural water pollution on the line

    Bush Administration tries again to work around Clean Water Act.

  • Asarco would take us back to a polluted past

    Asarco wants to reopen a copper smelter in downtown El Paso, but Robert Rowley remembers the old smelter’s pollution and all the sickness it caused.

  • Backyard poisons?

    Backyard poisons?

    Soil samples from the yards of two Yakima families showed intriguing but not always comforting results.

  • Bush's second-term shake-ups

    Some of the less-publicized political appointments of George W. Bush’s second term will have huge effects on the West. Meet the people who will direct the EPA and the departments of Energy, Agriculture and the Interior.

  • California, here we come

    California has a lot to teach the Interior West – particularly about clean energy and water conservation

  • Coal’s other mess

    Even as the air over power plants clears, the coal combustion waste on the ground gets worse – and the EPA seems disinclined to deal with the problem.

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