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    Clean air for a price

    Washington's Centralia Coal Plant want $80 million in tax breaks to stop polluting the air over Mount Rainier.

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    Recycling gets rapped

    The Environmental Defense Fund pamphlet, "Anti-Recycling Myths," responds to a New York Times article denouncing recycling.

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    For more information

    How to obtain information on the Toxics Release Inventory.

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    The Toxic West

    Charts for each state in the West depict top five chemicals released in air, water and land, and top 10 facilities.

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    An off-the-books polluter

    A loophole in the Toxics Release Inventory keeps mining pollution, except for that caused by smelters, off its lists.

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    Top 20 polluters

    Top 20 companies are ranked according to how many pounds of pollution they release into the air, water and land.

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    The filthy West: Toxics pour into our air, water, land

    The EPA's Toxic Releases Inventory report documents the annual industrial pollution of land, air and water in the U.S., with six of the top 10 polluters located in the West.

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    Recyclers challenge Big Steel

    "Minimills" that recycle steel help the environment - and make money.

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    Junkyard Rancher: Automotive wrangler scraps for a living

    At his Carbondale, Colo., "Cadillac ranch," Alan Morris recycles automotive junk.

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    Droughts come, droughts go

    Rancher Quentin Hulse, in his own words, remembers previous Southwestern droughts.

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    The art of control

    Rancher Jim Winder, in his own words, about the art of ranching during severe drought.

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    Drought cuts to the bone on Southwest range

    The Southwest's severe drought takes a toll on the ranchers of New Mexico's Gila National Forest.

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    Pact promises cleaner canyon air

    The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission issues an ambitious proposed air-quality cleanup blueprint for the Colorado Plateau.

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    Clean air victory in Colorado

    The polluting, coal-fired Hayden Power Plant in northeastern Colorado agrees to reform, to activists' delight.

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    A wet winter misses the Southwest

    Although much of the West had an unusually wet winter, fires are already starting to rage across the dry Southwestern states.

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