Items by Ryan Slattery

BLM land sold without study
The Lincoln County Lands Bill, modeled after the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, is already selling off land, although an environmental assessment ordered by a judge was never carried out
Nevada desert to be sold for debt relief
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act is making money from auctioning off the Las Vegas valley desert – and the Bush administration would like to get its hands on that money
A water-and-wilderness bill kicks up dust in Nevada
Critics say an economic development initiative could suck desert springs and rural counties dry
Remembering those forgotten in the desert
In his book, The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea tells the tragic story of a group of poor immigrants who tried to get to a better life, and died in the Arizona desert
Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe
Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned
Sin City keeps its fringes wild
Las Vegans rally to fight a prominent developer’s plans for building on Blue Diamond Hill, a former gypsum mine that now serves as a buffer between the city and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area