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  • A political speech the West needs to hear

    High Country News imagines – and delivers – the kind of speech about our energy future that the West needs to hear from its next president.

  • Climate of denial

    Climate of denial

    An Alaskan wilderness ranger wonders how tourists can look at melting glaciers and not believe in climate change.

  • Famous or obscure, our rivers are priceless

    Famous or obscure, our rivers are priceless

    The oil spill on the Yellowstone River is just one of too many disasters caused by our addiction to petroleum.

  • In Washington, a broad-based effort aims to kick the oil habit

    The Set America Free Coalition is a new organization that brings together liberals and conservatives to try to reduce America’s dependency on imported fossil fuels

  • Living Within Our Means: Beyond the Fossil Fuel Credit Card

    Engineer and city councilman Kamyar Enshayan considers the inevitable end of the fossil fuel joyride

  • Me and my SUV

    Me and my SUV

    An environmentalist loves driving her SUV but welcomes the prospect of higher gas prices.

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • 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.

  • Retooling for the next mission

    Retooling for the next mission

    Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.

  • Thank you, Utah, for leading the way

    Thank you, Utah, for leading the way

    Utah's Legislature has brilliant plans to cut education, eliminate jobs in sustainable energy and create an ideal workforce of ignorant, unambitious peasants.

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