Items by Ed Marston
An opinion about the ramifications of appointing Jack Ward Thomas as the new chief of the Forest Service.
A conference of government employees sponsored by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) elicits stories of perseverance.
Leroy Jackson, a Navajo environmentalist and anti-logging activist, is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
Ed Marston profiles David Brower against the backdrop of the economic cycles of former mining town, Telluride, Colo.
Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.
The West has come late and gradually to the experience of cultural diversity and aggressive minorities. But the 1992 election tells us that the region is finally experiencing what it means to be part of America in the late 20th century.
To those of us who grew up in the 1950s reading I.F. Stone's Weekly, with its regular exposes of the dangers of above-ground nuclear testing, the accompanying coverups and denials, and the silence of the mass media on those subjects, the end of all nuclear testing is a shock.
The 1992 election will redraw the West's political map, but the new shape is almost impossible to predict.
One of the West's largest utilities may be betting that the future lies with coal-fired power plants rather than efficiency and alternative fuels.