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  • Los Angeles dumps coal deal

    Los Angeles has decided to pull out of a deal to expand a coal-fired power plant in Delta, Utah, using the money for renewable energy instead

  • Moab uranium tailings: should they stay or should they go?

    The Energy Department is calling for public comment on its plans to clean up a 130-acre pile of uranium tailings and contaminated soils just upstream from Moab, Utah, on the Colorado River

  • Lawsuits swarm around Yellowstone snowmobiles

    As soon as the National Park Service announced its new snowmobile rules – which slightly reduce the number of vehicles allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton – lawsuits began flying from both sides of the political divide

  • The little bill that... can't

    Despite nearly unanimous support for designating the Ojito Wilderness Area, New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici, R, is stalling over reserved water rights and – according to critics – trying to undermine the Wilderness Act

  • Riding high on political inappropriations

    The omnibus appropriations bill just passed by Congress contained more than a few anti-environmental riders, but not all of them survived for the president’s pen to sign

  • Californians put their money where their meter is

    A new California law requires all homes in the state to use water meters by 2025

  • Calling all birders

    The National Audubon Society’s 2004 State of the Birds report assesses worrisome population changes for 450 non-game birds

  • State loopholes upset Clean Air Act

    The Environmental Integrity Project has issued a new report on power plant emissions called Gaming the System: How the Off-the-Books Industrial Upset Emissions Cheat the Public Out of Clean Air

  • Freewheeling wilderness proposal irks purists

    The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Act would allow mountain bikers and chain saws into a proposed Oregon wilderness

  • Racetrack

    A short guide to the highlights of election results from contests around the West.

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